Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

SEP 2017

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contents 28 FE&S Forecast 2018 Steady as the Foodservice Industry Grows Even with new players and a drive for growth among operators, few industry observers predict more than moderate foodservice growth in the coming months and year. In contrast, the pace of change seems to be moving full speed ahead. FE&S surveys industry experts for their industry prophecies and polls readers on purchases, budgets and their sales outlook. By Joseph M. Carbonara 56 2017 DSR of the Year: Luke Green FE&S' 2017 Dealer Sales Rep of the Year hit a record- breaking $5.2 million in sales last year, making Luke Green a top-producing rep at Rapids Foodservice Contract and Design in Marion, Iowa. He's settling into this year with projects that include kitchen upgrades for several Panera Bread sites, a custom design and install at a distribution center and a reconfiguration at a local coffee shop. In addition to busting his butt on the job, he happens to be a great guy as well, which makes honoring him with this prestigious recognition all the sweeter. By Dana Tanyeri 70 Seven Emerging Chains Who's about to go viral in the restaurant world? We identify seven contenders that make the cut. Each concept offers its own distinct take on food. The operations range from a retail/restaurant hybrid to a modern approach in casual dining to one that started with a completely nontraditional growth pattern stemming from office buildings and healthcare centers. We hope the current positive momentum continues for each as they approach their own rite of passage in the industry. By Dana Tanyeri 104 2017 Beverage Series Frozen Drinks Expand Varieties Today's frozen beverage lineups include everything from icy hot chocolate creations to wine slushies. The more customization the better in this segment, it seems. Here, FE&S takes a quick look at some of the top frozen drinks selling right now, and the equipment necessary to produce them. By Amelia Levin ON THE COVER Dat Dog in New Orleans. Photo courtesy of Dat Dog SEPTEMBER 2017 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • 1 V O L U M E 7 0 • N O 9 • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 126 117

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