Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

APR 2017

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APRIL 2017 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • 15 With Master-Bilt , PREP aration has never been easier! Both the Fusion ™ and Endura ™ Series feature a wide variety of sizes to fit your particular workspace needs. With either series, you get a consistent cold surrounded by a very durable construction. ENDURA ™ Series Prep Units » Separate temperature controls for pan well and storage areas for consistent quality ingredients » Units may be enclosed on three sides to fit tight workspaces » Sizes range up to four doors 800.647.1284 | master-bilt.com FUSION ™ Series Prep Units » Standard sandwich/salad prep units, megatop units and pizza prep units available » Enclosed drop-in section keeps ingredients fresh longer » Insulated lids to help hold in cold air *Overshelves and Drawers optional NRA BOOTH 2512 Berner International, an air curtain manufacturer in New Castle, Penn., honored foodservice manufacturers' representa- tive Swanson Girard Associates, Pineville, N.C., with its Presidential Gold Award for Outstanding Sales Achievement – 2016. Additional honorees included Berner International's Presidential Silver Award going to Sesco, Independence, Ohio, and the Presidential Bronze being awarded to Preferred Marketing Group, Chatsworth, Calif. Vestar Capital Partners, a middle market private equity fund, plans to invest in Edward Don & Company, a Woodridge, Ill.-based foodservice equipment and sup- plies dealership. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Electrolux acquired Grindmaster- Cecilware, a U.S. manufacturer of hot, cold and frozen beverage dispensing equipment, for $108 million in cash. Grindmaster- Cecilware will become part of the Professional Products division of Electrolux. Multi-concept operator Fiesta Restaurant Group suspended the sales process and spinning off of Taco Cabana. Fiesta also owns and operates fast-casual restaurant chain Pollo Tropical. Independent manufacturers' rep firm Integra Marketing will represent Master-Bilt in the Southern California and Southern Nevada regions. Lone Star Restaurant Supply Inc. opened a new flagship design center and showroom in Addison, Texas. Myers Foodservice Equipment, Supply & Design has formed a Hotel/ Hospitality Division headquartered in Austin, Texas. Piper Products Inc. has purchased LaCrosse Cooler, a manufacturer of under- bar and portable bar equipment. Vulcan Food Equipment Group named Premier Equipment Group its 2016 rep of the year. Restaurant Brands International reached an agreement to acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. for $1.8 billion. Foodservice design, equipment and supply firm The Boelter Companies was awarded Culver's Restaurants' Premier Award for 2017. In Brief The percentage increase for sales of foodservice equip- ment and supplies in the fourth quarter of 2016. Reps forecast that same percentage increase for all of 2017. Source: Manufacturers' Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry's Business Barometer 4.4%

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