Restaurant Cleaning Tips

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Did you know that a clean restaurant can actually make or break your sales? According to QSR Magazine, guests will spend twice as much with clean restaurants. More than ever in this post-lockdown world, guests are making dining decisions depending on whether you’re maintaining a clean restaurant, which may in turn impact your sales numbers…. read more

Tech24 Announces Additions to Board of Directors

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Each new member contributes a differentiated skillset, says the repair and maintenance provider. Tech-24 specializes in cooking, refrigeration, beverage and specialty foodservice equipment, and performs HVAC, electrical and plumbing services. Repair and maintenance provider Tech24 recently shared that three have joined its board of directors, including Edward Don & Co. CEO and President Steven Don…. read more

Startup to Develop Purdue’s Novel Microwave Technologies

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The innovations improve upon the traditional process of freeze-drying. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — LyoWave Inc., a high-tech startup, is commercializing innovative microwave heating technologies developed at Purdue University that improve upon traditional lyophilization — or the process of freeze-drying perishable products — by increasing speed, cost-effectiveness and product throughput. CEO and co-founder Drew Strongrich said… read more

Carpigiani adds a Chief Commercial Officer

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Anna Pata was appointed to the newly created role of chief commercial officer for Carpigiani North America, a Welbilt company that makes gelato equipment. In her new role, Pata will develop and lead Carpigiani’s sales and marketing activities. Pata has more than 20 years of experience in the dessert ingredient and supplies industry, per a… read more

Global Foodservice News – May 1st, 2024

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Foodservice Equipment and Supplies   Marcone Adds More Next-Day Parts in Canadian Market Respective makers of cook-and-hold ovens and warewashing equipment are now partnering with the parts distributor. Marcone has expanded its offerings to include next-day delivery of Alto-Shaam and Moyer Diebel OEM parts to Canadian service providers. The additions aim to help techs minimize… read more

Sticky’s Finger Joint declares bankruptcy

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The New York chicken tender chain struggled coming out of the pandemic with inflation and several legal challenges. It is the latest in a string of industry bankruptcy filings. Sticky’s Finger Joint’s rapid growth ran into a brick wall called the pandemic. The New York-based chicken tenders chain, which at one point operated 16 locations… read more

Midwestern favorite Oberweis Dairy declares bankruptcy and cuts staff

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The ice cream chain intends to lay off staff in June and cut its costs in other ways, but to remain in operation following a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. It is struggling to find a buyer. The parent of the 40-unit Oberweis Dairy ice cream chain has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after failing… read more

How the Restaurant Leadership Conference came to be

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Restaurant Rewind: The conference has grown from a few hundred attendees to several thousands, without losing the uniqueness of those early days. Here’s what’s in its DNA. If you’ve been in the chain restaurant business for an appreciable stretch, chances are you’ve either attended or heard about the Restaurant Leadership Conference. It’s the top-to-top event… read more