Food Service Industry News
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02-21-2014Brand Message Expressed in Uniforms By John Hendrie
Yes, Sir! Feeling good and looking sharp. Look around you. Do the uniforms you have selected complement your Brand? Do they complement the employees who wear them? Lastly, what do your guests think of them?
02-21-2014Meritage Hospitality Reports Preliminary 2013 Fiscal Results
Sales increased 39.2% to $137.8 million (a new record high for the Company), compared to $99.0 million last year.
02-21-2014National Restaurant Association Celebrates 10 Years of Kitchen Innovations with the Announcement of the 2014 KI Award Recipients
Now in its 10th year, the Kitchen Innovations Awards program recognizes cutting-edge advancements in increased energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more for the foodservice industry
02-21-2014National Restaurant Association Launches Digital Makeover Contest for Members
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) today launched its 'Extreme Digital Makeover' campaign geared towards members looking to expand their business online.
02-21-2014ROTI Mediterranean Grill Names Carl Segal New Chief Executive Officer
Segal will officially assume the role of CEO for ROTI on February 18, 2014. Segal comes to ROTI from Potbelly Sandwich Works, with a tenured career of thirteen years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Operations.
02-21-2014Smoothie King Unveils New Store Design With Opening Of Two South Florida Locations
Smoothie King Franchises, Inc. unveiled its new store design with the opening of two new locations in South Florida.
02-21-2014The Cheesecake Factory Reports Results for Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2013
Total revenues were $475.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to $464.7 million in the prior year fourth quarter. Net income and diluted net income per share were $33.0 million and $0.62, respectively, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.
02-21-2014Wingstop Names Flynn Dekker Chief Marketing Officer
Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. today announced the appointment of Flynn Dekker as its Chief Marketing Officer to oversee the brand positioning, marketing strategy and advertising execution for the chain's 600+ domestic and international locations. Flynn Dekker - Chief Marketing Officer - Wingstop
02-21-2014Ann Nickolas Elected to Restaurant Facility Management Associations RFMA 2014 Board of Directors
Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced the election of Ann Nickolas to the Restaurant Facility Management Associations (RFMA) 2014 Board of Directors as its Vendor Representative.
02-21-2014Apollo Global Management Announces Completion of Its Acquisition of CEC Entertainment Inc
An affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) and CEC Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: CEC) announced the successful completion of the previously announced transaction, whereby Apollo, a leading global alternative investment manager, will acquire CEC, the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment which operates 577 Chuck E. Cheeses stores.
02-21-2014Fetzer Announces Launch of Mobile Wine Pricing Application for Restaurants Bars
Fetzer officially launched ProfitSolve, a brand new mobile phone application designed especially for restaurant & bar operators to optimize wine profitability in the context of their local competitors.
02-21-2014Foodler Appoints Michael Vosseller to Head of Mobile Development
Vosseller brings over 15 years of software development experience to lead all Foodler iOS and Android development efforts.
02-21-2014Is the Recession Really Behind Us For Many US Companies the Answer is No
Fifty-eight percent of employers in Careerbuilder study said that when it comes to their business, it feels like the recession is not over.
02-21-2014Jack in the Box Inc Reports First Quarter FY 2014 Earnings Updates Guidance for FY 2014
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) reported earnings from continuing operations of $33.0 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for the first quarter ended January 19, 2014, compared with earnings from continuing operations of $26.1 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2013.
02-21-2014Kona Grill Reports Fourth Quarter Restaurant Sales Up 64
Restaurant operating profit margin was 16.2%, which included a 180 basis point impact from new restaurant inefficiencies and the company's remodeling initiatives, compared to 17.1%
02-21-2014Organic Service Adapting Experiences to the Experience By Roberta Nedry
What about Organic Service? How would we apply today's big 'O' to daily interactions and service delivery to guests?
02-21-2014Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Reports Results for the Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 29 2013
Fourth quarter revenues were $241.9 million, an increase of 0.5% (12 weeks compared to 13 weeks); comparable sales increased 3.7%
02-21-2014Restaurant Trends Growing And Emerging Concepts Change and Activity February 18 2014
Update from Restaurantchains.net on growing and emerging restaurant concepts
02-21-2014Starbucks Names New Leaders for Teavana and Canada
Starbucks Canada executive vice president and president Annie Young-Scrivner has been named executive vice president and president, Teavana.
02-21-2014Starbucks Southeast Asia Growth Momentum Continues with Significant Milestones in Brunei and Singapore
Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced two significant milestones in Southeast Asia, opening its first store in Brunei the companys 64th global market and its 100th store in Singapore