Equipped for Efficiency

— By Jason Roeder — Advancing restaurant and retail sustainability: the power of equipment data.   Last March, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules that will impact every publicly traded multi-unit retailer or restaurant. If the regulations

IBEX Names Business Development Manager

Glenview, Ill. — IBEX, an ITW Food Equipment Group brand, has recently named Lisa Tyler as business development manager. She has more than 20 years of foodservice experience. In this new role, Tyler will be responsible for strategy, implementation and

Safe & Sustainable

— By Jay Fiske — Optimizing facilities in the “new normal.”   Facilities managers responsible for dozens of restaurant or retail sites have always needed “multiple pairs of eyes” to ensure every location is operating optimally. Now, the need is

Vulcan Promotes Meghan Hurst to VP of Sales and Marketing

Baltimore — Vulcan, a leading provider of commercial cooking equipment, has promoted Meghan Hurst to vice president of sales and marketing for Vulcan. Hurst has been with Vulcan for almost 8 years, having most recently served as marketing director. “Meghan’s

Flipping the Script

— By Danny Koontz —   Advantages of having worked on both sides of the same coin: on the facilities management side and the vendor side.   Ever wondered when ordering something, buying something or taking a sales call, why

The Montague Company Appoints New President

Chicago and Hayward, Calif. — In late February, Filippo Berti, chairman and CEO of the Ali Group, named Joe Deckelman as president of The Montague Company, an Ali Group Company. In his new role, he is responsible for the day-to-day

Powerhouse Dynamics Names New President

Elgin, Ill. – Jay Fiske has been promoted to president of Powerhouse Dynamics, based in Newton, Mass. In this position he will lead all strategic and day-to-day company operations. Powerhouse Dynamics provides Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to leading restaurant,

Hobart Celebrates 125 Years of Innovation

Troy, Ohio — Founded in 1897, Hobart is marking its 125th anniversary in 2022. Hobart manufactures and services innovative cooking, dishwashing, food preparation, weighing and wrapping equipment used in the foodservice and food retail industry. From the first-ever introduction of

AllPoints Hires Senior Vice President of Sales

Mt. Prospect, Ill. — AllPoints, a global foodservice parts and supplies provider, recently hired Jim Nelson as senior vice president of sales. In his new role, Nelson will be responsible for leading the AllPoints sales team in driving new market

“Tech”-tonic Shift

— By Daniel Estrada — The new frontier for restaurants in the back of the house.   If it feels like the restaurant industry has been in the headlines for the last year — it’s because it has. Restaurants are

Restaurant Tech Disruptor 86 Repairs Raises $2 Million to Optimize R&M

Chicago — 86 Repairs, an innovative platform that streamlines and optimizes equipment repair and maintenance for restaurants, has closed a $2 million round of seed funding from multiple investors. The investment will be used to accelerate the company’s aggressive growth

Middleby Opens State-of-the-Art Innovation Kitchens

Elgin, Ill. — The Middleby Corporation has opened the Middleby Innovation Kitchens (the MIK) in the Dallas area. The expansive 40,000-square-foot fully functional facility features more than 150 live pieces of equipment showcasing the latest cooking, beverage, automation and IoT

Better For Your Bottom Line

— By Tom Szafranski — Managing energy efficiency in a commercial kitchen.   Energy efficiency can often be an overlooked component of commercial foodservice equipment; in reality, an energy-efficient unit is not only better for the environment, but better for

Alto-Shaam Partners with Chrane Foodservice Solutions

Menomonee Falls, Wis. — Alto-Shaam, a global leader and innovator in the foodservice equipment solutions industry, has entered into a new partnership agreement with Chrane Foodservice Solutions as its new manufacturer representative in Texas and Oklahoma. Chrane will promote Alto-Shaam’s

Clean Eating

— By John Goetz — Removing the fear from food: foodborne illness and prevention best practices.   Foodborne illnesses can wreak havoc on the foodservice industry and its patrons. One in 10 people fall ill every year from eating contaminated

Ready for a Restart?

— By David Ramirez and John Prall —   Have you disconnected your refrigeration equipment during quarantine? Check the measures to protect your equipment when turning it back on.   During these times of coronavirus pandemic, quarantine and lockdown procedures,

ITW Food Equipment Group Names VP of Vulcan Cooking Business

Baltimore, Md. — Vulcan, a leading provider of commercial cooking equipment, and parent company ITW Food Equipment Group (ITW FEG) have named Chris Stern as its new vice president and general manager of cooking, North America, effective February 10. Mihyar

Roy Rogers Partners with Singer EVI for Equipment Consolidation

Frederick, Md. — Roy Rogers® Restaurants has partnered with Singer EVI to provide equipment fulfillment and kitchen design support for its existing and future quick-service restaurant locations. Roy Rogers Restaurants celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. Since then, the company

Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group Names VP of Finance

New Albany, Miss. — Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG) has named John Richardson as vice president of finance for the Refrigerated Solutions Group, effective June 24, 2019, reporting directly to Kevin Fink, president of RSG. In his new role, Richardson

Frozen Assets

— By Ian Eyberg — Secure servers in foodservice: how to freeze the hackers out cold. 2018 was a record-breaking year for data breaches. Everyone from Facebook to Marriott to even Google suffered and continues to suffer. What’s the rub?

Restaurant Technologies: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with Tina Swanson — R&R: Where are you based and how long has Restaurant Technologies been in business? Tina Swanson: Restaurant Technologies is based in Minneapolis and has been providing automated solutions to restaurants for more than 20

Safety First

— By John Goetz — Establishing a food safety culture with chemical dispensers.   In a 2017 study published by Kline & Company, food safety compliance in commercial kitchens and food preparation areas was rated as the Number 1 emerging