Industry News

Kevin Flannery Joins Ocean Prime New York as General Manager

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants announced the appointment of Kevin Flannery as the new General Manager of Ocean Prime New York. Kevin brings ten years of experience at high-end restaurants in L.A., D.C. and Columbus to his new role, and the Ocean Prime New York team is excited to welcome such a seasoned leader to the helm.

Tomlinson Industries Introduces Polished Nickel Finish

Tomlinson Industries’ Contemporary, Designer, Quadra, Ultra Contemporary, and Vintage RO faucets are now available in a polished nickel finish. Tomlinson’s polished nickel finish blends the elegant warm-tone of nickel with the luster of a polished finish for an eye-catching result.

National Restaurant Association’s Cicely Simpson Named Leading Association Lobbyist

National Restaurant Association (NRA) Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy, Cicely Simpson was honored today as a 2017 Leading Association Lobbyist by Association TRENDS.Simpson has led Government Affairs and Policy for the Association since 2015, navigating the wide array of policy issues affecting all aspects of the restaurant industry.

Dawn Sweeney Accepts Association Executive of the Year Award

National Restaurant Association president and CEO Dawn Sweeney was honored today with the Association TRENDS 2017 Association Executive of the Year. The honor recognizes a chief staff executive of a national association who has shown exemplary leadership, and was given to Sweeney as she marks her tenth year as head of the National Restaurant Association.

The Best Nightclub and Bars in 2017

Nightclub & Bar Media Group selected winners across 15 different categories for the 2017 Nightclub & Bar Awards.North America’s premier industry awards program recognizes both individuals and establishments from across the nation who demonstrate a remarkable talent of skill and expertise while driving the industry to a new level of success.

Panasonic Introduces Groundbreaking Induction Cooktop

Panasonic Commercial Food Service Group introduced a groundbreaking induction cooktop, the Met-ALL KY-MK3500, featuring state-of-the-art technology for commercial chefs. Specifically designed for use in the commercial food service industry, this portable induction cooktop is the culmination of Panasonic’s 40-year history with induction technology and represents the latest advances in high-efficiency cooking equipment.

Verday Chlorophyll Water Launches Blueberry Flavor

Verday Chlorophyll Water launched its fifth new flavor, Blueberry, expanding the line of deliciously refreshing healthy green waters. Also announcing today, the full line will now be available through Statewide Beverage Company, direct store delivery, in Southern California from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

Here are the 2017 Kitchen Innovations Award Winners

The National Restaurant Association announced the recipients of the 2017 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards, honoring forward-thinking equipment and technologies that increase efficiencies and productivity for back-of-the-house operations and benefit restaurant operators.

Doug Roth Introduces Playground Hospitality

Longtime restaurateur Doug Roth announced his restaurant consulting company, Playground Hospitality. With 35-plus years of restaurant concept development and operational expertise, Roth and his team are aiding food service startups and established restaurants alike in refining a notable brand concept to stand out in the crowded industry.

Logoed Cup Dispenser from Tomlinson Industries

Tomlinson Industries’ grab-n-go cup dispenser can be paired with a custom logo to instantly create an eye-catching point-of-purchase display.  Branded cup dispensers serve as a reminder to customers to buy fountain drinks, coffee, iced tea, and other beverages before leaving the store to boost impulse purchases.