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…

Smart Decisions

Financing strategies for today’s technology-driven “smart” kitchens.…

Products & Profitability

In the world of hospitality, the selection and design of kitchen area and equipment can make or break a restaurant’s ultimate success.…

Fixer Upper

The future of your kitchen tools is in your hands.…

Code Red

5 ways to ensure your kitchen stays up to code to prevent fires.…

Utility Player

Stretching menu options with flexible kitchen equipment.…