Traditional Vented Fryer Vs. Ventless Fryer

With the AutoFry and the MultiChef, ventless and hoodless operation is a key selling point for a few simple reasons. First, when you’re looking to add new cooking technology to your line up you need to think about cost: cost of equipment, cost of installation and cost of product the equipment can cook. Most people only consider the first cost.

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Industry gears up for NRA show

The restaurant industry’s biggest show of the year is kicking off Saturday when tens of thousands of restaurant operators and vendors meet in Chicago for the NRA event.

Commodities: Gas on the rise, cheese staying steady

As we inch closer to the upcoming Memorial holiday, gas continues to rise, but the week saw few changes in cheese and wheat.

Gas prices top highest of the year

While gas prices continued to rise, cheese remained steady last week and wheat saw a significant drop.

Commodities: Gas spikes 15 cents in two weeks

Gas prices spiked 15 cents per gallon, but are still lower than this time last year, as are wheat prices.

The cheese stands alone: average block prices are just hanging out

The cheese stands alone this week, with prices remaining relatively stable for the past three weeks, while wheat is down nearly $0.20.

Domino's, Papa John's share new 52-week high

While cheese and wheat prices hardly moved last week, Domino's and Papa John's both reached new 52-week highs on the same day.

The week sees a rise in gas prices, cheese stays stagnant

Gas prices may be up, but cheese costs have stayed the same for two weeks and things are looking relatively good for pizza stocks this past week.

Commodity prices rise across the board

Last week saw a rise in most prices, including stocks, with natural gas as the exception.

Pizza Hut shares up nearly $2 in 1 week

Commodity prices continue to fall, while Pizza Hut shares race above competitors.

Gas and wheat prices continue to fall

Gas prices have fallen even further and are down more than $1 from a year ago.

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NEWS


Supply chain strategic value growing due to greater consumer control, Technomic says

Technomic released its latest report, State of the Foodservice Supply Chain 2014.

LRS releases waitlist app that sends table status updates to host stand remotely

Long Range Systems, a supplier of technology designed to improve and enhance the guest experience, announced an updated version of On Cue for Restaurants.

Detroit Style Pizza Co. unveils new pan made for signature pizza style

Detroit Style Pizza Co. unveiled a new pan designed to yield an authentic Detroit Style Pizza.

Gas prices, other commodities relatively stable

Most commodities haven't seen much change this report week.

Middleby acquires high speed slicing unit

The Middleby Corporation announced it will acquire the assets and the manufacturing facility of the High Speed Slicing business unit of Marel, which has annual revenues of approximately $15 million USD.

FTC challenges proposed Sysco, US Foods merger

The Federal Trade Commission alleges that if the merger between Sysco and US Foods goes forward as proposed, foodservice customers, including restaurants, would likely face higher prices and diminished service.

NoshList changes name to match its app, WaitList Me

NoshList has changed its name to Waitlist Me, according to a company announcement.

Middleby Corp acquires pizza oven manufacturer assets

The Middleby Corporation, foodservice equipment provider, announced it has acquired the assets of Marsal & Sons Inc., a manufacturer of deck ovens based in Lindenhurst, New York with annual revenues of approximately $5 million.

POSsible rolls out latest POS-in-a-Box solution

POSsible POS announced the rollout of its latest restaurant plug-and-play in-a-box solution available at retailers nationwide.

Columbus Foods launches 'all-natural' pizza line

San Francisco-based Columbus Foods is launching an all new ready-to-bake, all-natural pizza line.

Chipotle on Cargill: Don't stop at group housing for sows

Cargill, one of the largest pork producers in the U.S., has completed conversion of all its company-owned farms to group housing for sows. It's a step in the right direction, said a spokesperson for the Chipotle Mexican Grill, but Cargill needs to go further.

Domino's Tracker available for Samsung Smart TVs on Super Bowl Sunday

Domino's expects to deliver more than 11 million pizza slices and more than 3 million chicken wings nationwide on Super Bowl Sunday.

After July 1, NYC will say goodbye to polystyrene foam single-use packaging

Polystyrene foam is not recyclable, and can interfere with recycling and waste reduction efforts by contaminating other recyclables.

Middleby adds Australian equipment manufacturer to roster

The Middleby Corporation plans to acquire Goldstein Eswood, a commercial equipment manufacturer based in New South Wales, Australia. According to a news release, Goldstein Eswood has annual revenues of approximately $25 million USD. Goldstein manufactures ranges, ovens, griddles, fryers and...

Middleby adds Italian foodservice equipment company to roster

The Middleby Corporation has announced the acquisition of Desmon Food Service Equipment Company, based in Nusco, Italy. According to a news release, Desmon has annual revenues of approximately $15 million. The company produces blast chillers and refrigeration for commercial kitchens,...

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