Dudson Joins Arc Cardinal in Historic Partnership

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Arc Cardinal and Dudson will announce a sales, marketing and distribution partnership in the North American market at the National Restaurant Association Show on May 19th to 22nd in Chicago. Two of the leading tableware manufacturers will now work in tandem to bring a complete tabletop package of the highest quality glassware, ceramic dinnerware and flatware… read more

6 signs your boss is taking advantage of you

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By Lindsay Tigar – the Ladders Early in your career, your first boss might have felt like a god to you: overflowing with knowledge, directly impactful on your success and the number one person you aimed to impress. While that admiration may wane as you grow in your industry — and even become a manager… read more

Chipotle Names Chris Brandt CMO

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has named Chris Brandt chief marketing officer, succeeding Mark Crumpacker, who resigned last week, the company said. The Denver-based fast-casual chain said the appointment of Brandt, who most recently was chief brand officer of Bloomin’ Brands’ Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s, Bonefish Grill and Fleming’s concepts, would be effective April 2. He will… read more

Global Foodservice and Equipment Newsletter – November 1, 2017 Edition

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Globe Food Equipment Now Part of the Middleby Corporation The Middleby Corporation announced the acquisition of Globe Food Equipment Company, a leading brand in slicers and mixers for the commercial foodservice industry. Based in Dayton, Ohio, the company has approximately $50 million in annual sales.  “Globe is a trusted leader in food preparation products known… read more

Global Foodservice Newsletter – September 1, 2017 Edition

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The Middleby Corporation Acquires QualServ Solutions, LLC The Middleby Corporation announced the acquisition of QualServ Solutions, LLC, a global commercial kitchen design, manufacturing, engineering, project management and equipment solutions provider. QualServ, based in Fort Smith, Ark., has annual revenues of $100 million. “QualServ is a respected industry leader providing a unique set of services and… read more

Global Foodservice and Equipment Newsletter 8.1.17

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Corrie Byron has been appointed President of Franke Coffee Systems North America Byron will be responsible for accelerating sales and growth of the Smyrna, Tenn.-based Franke Coffee Systems business in the U.S. and Canada. Byron will report to Thomas Patrick Meier, CEO of the global Coffee Systems Division headquartered in Aarburg, Switzerland. “Corrie will leverage… read more

Global Foodservice Newsletter – July 15, 2017 Edition

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Shawn Kuhlman as director of sales for Canada and Latin America T&S Brass and Bronze Works, a leading international manufacturer of innovative foodservice and commercial plumbing products, has hired Shawn Kuhlman as director of sales for Canada and Latin America. Kuhlman will focus on supporting T&S customers in Canada and Latin American nations, as well… read more

Global Food Service Newsletter 5.1.17 Edition

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Panera Competitor Objects to JAB Sale A Montana-based bakery-café chain filed a Federal Trade Commission objection this week that questions the potential “anticompetitive effects” of the sale of Panera Bread Co. to JAB Holding Co. Dillon, Mont.-based Great Harvest Bread Co., which has 196 units nationwide, claims the proposed merger puts its franchisees at competitive… read more