Global Foodservice News – September 15, 2016 Edition

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Jimmy John’s Sells Majority Stake to Arby’s Owner Jimmy John’s is selling a majority stake to Atlanta private-equity firm Roark Capital Group. Terms were not disclosed. No management changes are planned as part of the deal, and the Champaign-based company’s founder, Jimmy John Liautaud, will remain chairman of the board. He will “continue to help… read more

Global Foodservice News – September 1, 2016 Edition

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Filippo Berti Assumes Role of Chief Executive Officer for the Ali Group Effective September 1, 2016, Filippo Berti will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Ali Group. As Chief Executive Officer, Filippo Berti will have responsibility for all of the Group’s operating companies worldwide. Luciano Berti will continue in his role as… read more

Global Foodservice News – August 15, 2016 Edition

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Red Robin Names Denny Marie Post CEO Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. has named Denny Marie Post CEO, replacing Steve Carley, who is retiring after six years at the helm, the company said. Post, who is also president of Red Robin, joined the company in 2011 as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. She… read more

Global Foodservice News – August 1, 2016 Edition

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The Legacy Companies Announces Acquisition of Legion Industries The Legacy Companies announced that it has completed the acquisition of Legion Industries, based in Waynesboro, GA.   This is the third acquisition that the Company has made this year. In June, it bought out EdgeCraft; in July, it bought out Orien. Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies, said,… read more

Global Foodservice News – July 15, 2016 Edition

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Sysco Acquisition Expands Online Ordering for its Customers Sysco Corporation announced it has acquired Supplies on the Fly, an innovative e-commerce platform providing restaurant supplies and equipment exclusively to Sysco customers. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed. Headquartered in Kennesaw, Ga., Supplies on the Fly allows Sysco customers to place orders for more… read more

Global Foodservice News – July 1, 2016 Edition

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This is America’s Favorite Fast Food Restaurant When it comes to America’s favorite fast food, chicken reigns supreme. Chick-fil-A is the highest ranking fast food restaurant in the country for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report 2016 recently released. The Georgia-based chicken chain took home the top spot by a… read more

Global Foodservice News – June 1, 2016 Edition

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Dorian Drake’s Founder Passes Away at 92 Ed Dorian Sr., Dorian Drake’s founder and former chairman, passed away on Wednesday, April 20th following a long battle with cancer. He was 92. The creation of Dorian International, and the subsequent purchase of Drake America, were major milestones in Ed Sr.’s long and richly varied business career…. read more

May 3, 2016

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Jersey Mike’s Shows Off ‘Sub Above’ Attributes in New Push The expanding chain, which began in 1956 as a single Mike’s Subs shop in Point Pleasant, N.J., is building on its “A Sub Above” tagline with a new campaign called “The Sub Above Difference.” In one of the first new commercials, Jersey Mike’s makes a… read more