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PJW Restaurant Group Promotes New Leaders

Jim Fris, chief executive officer of PJW Restaurant Group, announced the promotions of Jessica Breslow to Vice President, Marketing & Technology, Chris Webb to Vice President of Design & Development, and Jake Karley to Director of Purchasing & Planning.

Vulcan Introduces Versatile Chef Station

“Small kitchen” and “precision cooking” are no longer mutually exclusive with Vulcan’s introduction of a new kind of multi-functional cooking platform. Known for its quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment, Vulcan is introducing the Versatile Chef Station, a compact, cooking station that is already winning awards thanks to features that allow chefs to maximize every inch of space while streamlining their workflow.

Ron Hinson Celebrates 40 Years with S&D Coffee & Tea

S&D Coffee & Tea’s Ron Hinson, president & CEO, recently celebrated his 40th anniversary with the company. From his start as a sales representative in Asheville, North Carolina, Hinson’s unwavering commitment to customer service and satisfaction helped transform S&D’s internal culture to one dedicated to quality and consistency.

Bd’s Mongolian Grill Teams with No Kid Hungry

In America, one in six children lives with hunger and summer can be the hungriest time of year for kids who rely on the free meals they get at school. With the school year coming to a close, bd’s Mongolian Grill has teamed up with No Kid Hungry to help.

Fresh n’ Lean Introduces Beyond Mean to Menu

Fresh n’ Lean, a ready-to-eat plant-based meal delivery service, is introducing Beyond Meat to their menu. Beyond Meat is part of Fresh n’ Lean’s A La Carte section. There a customer can order Beyond Meat patties in bulk (4 patties/container) or they can order the special plant-based performance meal.

FLAT Tech to Showcase New Exhibit at 2019 NRA Show

FLAT Tech—a global leader in solutions for wobbly tables, an issue that plagues owner/operators of all sizes in the restaurant, bar, nightclub, and hospitality industries—will be sharing a new message and new exhibits at this year’s National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel (NRA) Show, held in Chicago, Illinois.

Florida, Ohio Restaurant Leaders Discuss Health Plan Success

Two restaurant industry veterans were featured at a May 8 White House policy workshop where each discussed how use of a National Restaurant Association-led Association Health Plan (AHP) enables them to offer affordable and competitive coverage for employees.

California Pizza Kitchen Lands at Philadelphia International Airport

California Pizza Kitchen has arrived at Philadelphia International Airport. This location now offers travelers a wide range of fresh and creative menu items made-to-order, including California-style hand-tossed pizzas, healthful salads, high-quality sandwiches, craft cocktails and CPK’s breakfast menu.

Kimpton The Rowan Names Troy Thompson Executive Chef

Palm Springs’ celebrated 4 Saints, Juniper Table, High Bar and Window Bar debut new food and beverage menus from newly minted Executive Chef Troy Thompson and Lead Bartender Mary Valdez. The duo’s arrival and revamped menus, set against the backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains, build on the buzz surrounding the four bar and culinary concepts within Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs.

RPM Restaurants Plans 3 Concepts on Chicago Riverfront

Presented by the team behind RPM Restaurants, Pizzeria Portofino will open this June directly on the Chicago riverfront. The restaurant is a sun-drenched casual pizzeria that instantly transports you to the Riviera, offering expansive patio seating on its 130-foot outdoor terrace.