The reopening kits include supplies like masks and safety guidance posters for independent restaurant operators.
June 1, 2020
US Foods is giving away free reopening kits to qualifying independent restaurant owners to help support restaurant reopening efforts in communities across the U.S. The reopening kits provide independent restaurant operators with must-have supplies such as masks and safety guidance posters as well as resource guides to navigate state and local COVID-19 reopening requirements and help create a safer environment for staff and customers alike.
“The average restaurateur makes about 4 cents for every dollar, and now with decreased traffic and increased costs, it’s even more challenging for them,” says Jim Osborne of US Foods--one of the giants of foodservice distribution to restaurants, hotels, catering, schools and more. On the latest From the Cold Corner Podcast, I talk with Osborne about US Foods’ latest initiative—the Restaurant Reopening Blueprint—to help restaurateurs navigate new guidelines for service, staffing, and customer behavior due to coronavirus.
The money will go to the American Culinary Federation's Ferdinand Metz ACF Relief Fund.
May 13, 2020
Smithfield Culinary, the foodservice unit of Smithfield Foods, the nation’s leading pork processor, has donated $25,000 to the Ferdinand Metz American Culinary Federation (ACF) Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to chefs, culinarians, and foodservice workers across America who are experiencing hardship in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sysco Corporation announced the launch of a new “Foodservice Doesn’t Brake for Adversity” campaign designed to help small foodservice businesses stay in business. The campaign will consist of strategically placed messages across multiple channels designed to encourage Americans to support their local restaurants and also highlights the resilience of all foodservice workers.
Qdoba operates and franchises more than 700 QDOBA MEXICAN EATS restaurants.
December 19, 2017
Jack in the Box Inc., San Diego, Calif., entered into a definitive agreement to sell Qdoba Restaurant Corp., a Lakewood, Colo.-based wholly owned subsidiary of Jack in the Box, to Apollo Global Management, New York.
The partnership will create a multi-brand industry leader with a portfolio of over 5,700 stores under 75 brands.
December 12, 2017
MTY Food Group Inc., Canada, and Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc., also based in Canada, entered into a definitive combination agreement under which a wholly owned subsidiary of MTY will acquire all outstanding Imvescor common shares to create a multi-brand industry leader.
Findings, which range from menu trends to operational predictions, reflect the restaurant industry's continued dedication to finding new approaches to the ever-evolving circumstances.
November 3, 2017
While many shifts in the restaurant industry are slow to take hold, the use and availability of data is one trend that's quickly emerging, according to the 2018 Restaurant Trends Forecast, produced by Restaurant Business magazine, Chicago, and Technomic, Chicago.
The May 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine highlights sustainable solutions for companies along the cold chain, plus coronavirus and food safety coverage, lift truck technology, pizza innovations, new dairy and dairy-alternative products, plus much more—just click the stories below to start reading.