LoneStar Restaurant Supply Still on the Rise

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LoneStar Restaurant Supply, a division of ABC Hotel and Restaurant Supply, Inc., announced the promotion of Drew Mallett to Corporate Chef and appointment of industry veteran Ken Harrison as Business Development Manager. Drew Mallett is based out of the South Central Region of Texas and brings a unique combination of corporate and culinary experience. He… read more

Denny’s Names Michael Furlow CIO. Industry Veteran Comes from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews

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Denny’s has named Michael Furlow, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, as its new CIO and senior vice president of information technology. The move comes as Spartanburg, S.C.-based Denny’s puts more attention towards maximizing tech strategies. “Technology is critical to restaurants today, and Michael will be a welcome and instrumental member of… read more

Yum! Brands Announces Election of Chris Connor to Board

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Yum! Brands, Inc. announced that Christopher M. Connor was elected to its Board of Directors at the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders. “Chris’ executive leadership and global retail experience make him a strong addition to the Yum! Brands Board,” said Robert Walter, Non-Executive Chairman of Yum! Brands. “We are thrilled to have Chris join us… read more

Global Foodservice Newsletter – March 1, 2017 Edition

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March 1, 2017   The Owner of Burger King is Buying Popeyes for $1.8 Billion Restaurant Brands International Inc. and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. announced that the companies have reached an agreement for RBI to acquire Popeyes for $79.00 per share in cash, or $1.8 billion. The acquisition of Popeyes will add a successful, highly… read more

Commercial Food Service News – February 15, 2017 Edition

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Yum China Opens First Taco Bell in Shanghai Yum China Holdings Inc. and Taco Bell Corp. on Monday officially opened the first China unit of the Mexican-inspired brand in Shanghai. The restaurant debuted near Shanghai’s landmark Oriental Pearl Tower in the Lujiazui area, the city’s central business district. “Leveraging our deep insights into Chinese consumer preferences,… read more

Global Foodservice News – December 1, 2016 Edition

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The Legacy Companies to Acquire the West Bend Electrics Division of Focus The Legacy Products Companies (“Legacy”) and Focus Products Group International, LLC (“Focus”) announced today that they have entered into a letter of intent by which Legacy would acquire the West Bend Electrics division of Focus. Focus, founded in 2001, is a growth oriented… read more

Global Foodservice News – November 15, 2016 Edition

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David Novak: Leaders Must Recognize and Praise their Teams Recognition is the secret weapon to winning in the hospitality business, according to David Novak. The co-founder and former CEO of Yum! Brands Inc. is an evangelist for employee motivation through praise. He delivered a keynote speech at the recent MUFSO conference. “Every leader casts a shadow,”… read more

Global Foodservice News – November 1, 2016 Edition

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McDonald’s Turnaround Revs-up Abroad as Sales Top Estimates McDonald’s Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook has more tricks up his sleeve than serving Egg McMuffins all day. A series of upgrades at the company’s international locations — including technological advances like self-service kiosks — boosted sales in some of the restaurant’s chains biggest markets abroad… read more

Global Foodservice News – October 15, 2016 Edition

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CHEMSTAR completes acquisition of Sterilox Fresh; Announces Key Executives Chemstar Corporation announces that on October 7, 2016, it closed on the purchase of the assets of Sterilox Fresh, the leading manufacturer of electrolyzed water technologies for the supermarket retail and food service industries. The agreement for the purchase was previously announced on September 21, 2016…. read more

Global Foodservice News – October 1, 2016 Edition

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Stuart Campbell Heads up Specifi’s Drive for UK Market Share Former CaterQuotes and Nayati executive joins Specifi in UK as vice president of international sales. Specifi LLC, a global leader in the provision of design and publishing tools to the Foodservice equipment industry, has appointed Stuart Campbell to the post of vice president of international sales…. read more