Industry News

Brinker Promotes Longtime Employee Joe Taylor to CFO

Brinker International, Inc. announced that Joseph Taylor has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of the company, effective immediately."We are thrilled to announce Joe's promotion to CFO," says Wyman Roberts, chief executive officer and president of Brinker.

Houghton College Partners with Metz Culinary Management for Campus Dining Services

Houghton College has partnered with Metz Culinary Management to provide dining services for students, faculty, staff and guests, effective as of June 1.Under the five-year agreement, Metz Culinary Management will implement signature food concept stations and provide catering services that reflect the close-knit culture of the college while enhancing the quality and variety of fresh, healthy and sustainable dining options.

Farmer Brothers Announces Agreement to Acquire Boyd Coffee Company

Farmer Bros. Co. a national coffee roaster, wholesaler, and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Boyd Coffee Company (“Boyd’s”) with a combination of cash and stock.

Brian Powers Launches Powers Paper

Brian Powers—a 30-year senior-level veteran in the towel and tissue industry—has launched Powers Paper. The company has an innovative, distributor-centric business model and specializes in quality away-from-home paper products.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar Preps for Oklahoma Debut

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is introducing its award-winning, chef-driven burgers to Norman, Oklahoma, on August 28.Located at 2050 24th Ave. NW, Oklahoma’s first Bad Daddy’s will host its official grand opening on Wednesday, Aug.

Local Certified Angus Beef Now Available to California Chefs

For the first time, chefs and restaurants on the West Coast can offer locally produced Certified Angus Beef.  The brand is now proudly offered by Harris Ranch, a family-owned company with a 50-year history of farming and ranching in California’s fertile Central Valley.

Sage Restaurant Group Debuts Fourth Urban Farmer in Denver

Sage Restaurant Group—the Denver-based independent restaurant group dedicated to providing innovative, playful, and locally focused food and beverage experiences—announced the opening of its fourth location of Urban Farmer (1659 Wazee St.

Gather to Open at Tarpon Point in October

Building on the phenomenal success they have brought to Cape Harbour Marina, the people behind Fathoms Restaurant & Bar and The French Press are set to launch a new dining concept at beautiful Tarpon Point Marina.

Ali Group Announces Organizational Changes

Ali Group announced organizational changes at several of its operating companies that are effective September 1.Rob August will assume the role of Vice President of Business Development for Ali Group North America.

Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Celebrates the New Year with Rosh Hashanah Dinner

For many families, busy schedules can often get in the way of celebration during get-togethers like Rosh Hashanah. Catering options from Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers allow families to enjoy a delicious, traditional Rosh Hashanah meal together without the time or hassle of food preparation.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is Now Delivering Alcohol

On the heels of announcing its new delivery partnership with DoorDash, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. launched a fully integrated online ordering platform along with alcohol delivery.BJ’s is one of the first national restaurant brands to offer on-demand delivery of craft beer in select California markets.