Tech24 Adds 1-2-3 Equipment Solutions

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Tech24, a national industry commercial foodservice equipment repair and maintenance company, has acquired 1-2-3 Equipment Solutions. Based in Chester, Virginia, 1-2-3 Equipment Solutions primarily serves restaurant and hospitality customers across Virginia and North Carolina by offering maintenance/repair and installation/replacement of HVAC, refrigeration, and hot-side kitchen equipment. The company also provides temporary cold storage solutions for… read more

MUFES 2024

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This coming Monday, Jan. 29, Foodservice Equipment Reports will kick off its Multiunit Foodservice Equipment Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The event will feature two days of education sessions, developed by FER editors and aimed at foodservice equipment and supplies specifiers from commercial and noncommercial operations. Sessions include the following: 2024 State of the Industry,… read more

MAFSI Barometer: Q3 Misses Expectations

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While an immediate turnaround is not anticipated, the group offers a brighter outlook for the next two years. MAFSI’s Q3 Foodservice Business Barometer shows overall sales growth for the quarter missed forecasts of 3.5%, instead dropping to 2%. From July 1-Sept. 30, the Midwest saw the highest overall sales, up 3.9% as compared to Q3… read more

Dunkin’ Sued by Customer Over Exploding Toilet

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The man is seeking more than $100,000 for “severe and long term injuries.” ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A customer has filed a negligence lawsuit against Dunkin’, claiming he was injured by an exploding toilet at one of the coffee chain’s locations in central Florida. Paul Kerouac is seeking more than $100,000 in a lawsuit filed… read more

Review What’s New With Speed Ovens

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In this equipment comparison on high-speed ovens, we share what to consider if you’re in the market for a new model. High-speed ovens have become ubiquitous in sandwich shops, coffee bars and convenience stores, where the equipment quickly cranks out menu items. But for operators seeking creative ways to ramp up production, this equipment is… read more

GREEN MACHINES: Sustainable catering equipment solutions

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With some commentators raising the issue of ‘greenwashing’ in the foodservice industry recently, suppliers have been highlighting the importance of effectively and accurately communicating the green credentials associated with their products and how they can benefit end users. FEJ speaks to suppliers to discover some of the latest ‘green’ or sustainability-focused products in their portfolios… read more

Commercial Cooking Equipment Market to Reach USD 21.49 Billion by 2032; The Rapidly Growing Fast-Food Industry to Propel Growth

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The global commercial cooking equipment market size is anticipated to grow from USD 12 billion to USD 21.49 billion in 10 years. The market will experience rapid growth due to the introduction of a wide variety of advanced commercial cooking equipment during the forecast period. Many restaurants, cafes and fast-food chains or restaurants will bode… read more

Ghost kitchens were supposed to revolutionize restaurants. They’re crashing

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New York (CNN) — Big investors, celebrity chefs and chains rushed to open ghost kitchens during the pandemic, and they were expected to make up more than 20% of the restaurant industry by 2025. But ghost kitchens are now crashing. Last week, Kitchen United, which raised $175 million in funding and was backed by Kroger,… read more

Electrolux Professional Group Adds a Chef to its Marketing Team

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Multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer Electrolux Professional Group hired Logan McCoy to serve as a corporate chef, east. As part of the marketing team, McCoy will serve as a culinary advisor and brand ambassador to provide sales and marketing support on the East Coast. McCoy has over 15 years of experience in the foodservice industry, most… read more

Trio of Companies to Invest in TriMark

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TriMark USA is poised to receive a $350 million cash equity investment from a trio of organizations. The Massachusetts-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer will use this funding to “substantially deleverage its balance sheet,” per a company release. “These actions are expected to significantly enhance TriMark’s financial position, support further investment in its leading capabilities,… read more