Champion Announces New Director
Champion Industries, a North Carolina-based warewashing equipment manufacturer and sister company to ACP, Inc., announced they will have a new director of product development, Allen Hasken. Click here for more details.
Arby’s Reveals a New Look
Arby’s Restaurant Group, an operation that uses ACP, Inc. products, announced the revamping of their restaurant design in honor of their upcoming 50th anniversary. The remodeling plan includes new interior colors, modernized materials, such as stainless steel, will be incorporated as well. For more information, click here.
NRA Reboots Conservation Website
The National Restaurant Association has opened up their Conserve website again, which promotes sustainability habits and educates members of the food industry about ways to stay green through case studies, videos, and more. Click here for more details.
Middleby Announces New Regional Vice President
Middleby announced this month that Tarek Sarkis will now be responsible for commercial cooking and beverage equipment under the Middleby brand, as well as Viking residential appliances in Russia, CIS, the Baltic States, Eastern Europe and areas of Central Europe. Click here for more information.
USDA Provides Grants to Promote Healthier School Meals Through Grants
Agriculture Secretary (and former Iowa governor!) Tom Vilsak announced earlier this month that the USDA will be distributing $25 million in grants to various schools across the country. The grants will be used for purchasing the necessary kitchen equipment and tools to provide healthier and more nutritious meals for children. The new Menumaster® Steamer Oven (MSO), for example, is perfect for preparing full size pans of nutritious foods in schools and cafeterias. Click here to learn more about the USDA’s plan.
McDonald’s Plans to Add 1,500 Locations
McDonald’s Corporation, also an operation that uses ACP, Inc. products, is planning to expand to the Europe and Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) regions by 2016 through the addition of 1,500 locations. Click here for more details.
10 International Successful Concepts that are Successful in the U.S.
There are several international restaurants finding success in the United States, such as Giraffa’s, which is known for creating dishes with a Brazilian-American flare. Giraffa’s is considered a quick service restaurant in Brazil, but after expanding to the United States in 2011, it maintained a fast-casual service approach. Click here to learn about other internationally based operations.