Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

FEB 2019

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10 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • FEBRUARY 2019 people & events The percent of regular takeout users willing to pay extra for eco-friendly packaging. Source: Technomic 2018 Takeout & Off-Premise Consumer Trend Report 43% The percent of all delivery orders placed directly through restaurants versus third-party delivery companies. Source: Technomic 2018 Takeout & Off-Premise Consumer Trend Report 78% The number of locations Burger King expects to open in China during the next five years. 1,000 Fifteen Days of Giving Help Mark the 15th Anniversary for Avanti Restaurant Solutions C alifornia-based Avanti Restaurant Solutions celebrated its 15-year anniversary by supporting 15 charities during the foodservice equip- ment and supplies dealership's 15 days of giving event. Avanti employees offered input on which causes to support, and the company contributed nearly $60,000 and 200 hours of volunteer time to a host of charities that ranged from the arts and education to supporting military veterans. One of the charities Avanti supported was Serving Kids Hope, an organization that fights childhood obesity. ARC Broward Receives Donation from The Emeril Lagasse Foundation The Emeril Lagasse Foundation (ELF) awarded a $300,000 grant to Arc Broward. This grant will go toward the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Innovation Kitchen for the Arc Culinary Expansion at Arc Broward, expected to open in April 2019. In addition to ELF, a variety of foodservice equipment manufacturers continue to support this project through donations and in other ways. Arc Broward operates at 10 locations and provides 21 programs throughout Broward County, Fla., including its 3 Social Enterprises: Arc Educates, Arc Culinary and Arc Tech. Each of these so- cial enterprises offer in-demand services to the South Florida market and serve as both a training ground for workforce development and potential future em- ployment for adults with disabilities. Seen here are Chad Moss, executive vice president of Moss and Associates and member of Arc Broward Board of Directors; Rick Burgess, shareholder at Gunster and member of the ELF Advisory Com- mittee; Dennis Haas, president and CEO of Arc Broward; and Bridget Harrell, founder of Velocity Studios and an ELF Board Member. Seen here are (left to right): Lisa Rossi of Avanti, Dr. Patricia Riba of Serving Kids Hope, Lisa Schlosbeg of Serving Kids Hope and Mark Rossi of Avanti.

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