Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

JUN 2018

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10 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • JUNE 2018 people & events The increase in quick-serve restaurant traffic attributed to value menus in the first quarter of 2018. Source: The NPD Group 10% The decline in unit growth among fast-casual restaurants in 2017. Source: Technomic's Top 250 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report. 6.1% The number of global restaurant openings reported by Wendy's during the quick-service restaurant chain's first quarter. The company forecasts new units will grow by 2 percent in 2018, which includes 1 percent growth in North America and 16 percent growth internationally. Source: Wendy's 33 The number of 60-ton modular units Checkers and Rally's plan to open. These units come complete with installed equipment as well as smallwares and utensils. Source: Checkers and Rally's 150 T he Foodservice Consultants Society International added two longtime members to its Council of Fellows: Ed Bernard of Cini-Little and Ed Norman of Clevenger Associates. FCSI established its Council of Fel- lows "as a means of recognizing extraordinary contributions by society members to the foodservice and hospitality industry, to the foodservice consulting profession, and to FCSI." Bernard is a vice president at Cini-Little International, working from the company's Toronto office. He has been with Cini-Little for 28 years. With a back- ground in civil engineering and architectural technology, Bernard ventured into the engineering field and started his career as a draftsman in equipment manufac- turing and custom fabrication. At the end of eight years, Bernard changed careers, setting his sights on the foodservice design consulting field. At the same time, Bernard became a FCSI member, working his way through the ranks of the Canadian chapter. Bernard continued his service to FCSI – The Americas division working his way through the ranks once again before serving as division chair. He also served as a director on the FCSI Worldwide Board. Norman is director of management advisory services, senior designer, and principal at Clevenger Associates. He previously was president of MVP Services Group until it merged with Clevenger in March of 2017. Norman has worked in the foodservice and hospitality industry for more than 50 years. He made his debut into operations at the age of 11 as a busboy at a Holiday Inn. Norman has exten- sive background in foodservice operations, supply chain management, facilities design, and management advisory services. He is a past president of the Foodservice Consultants Society International, a past chair of the FCSI - The Americas Division and a past president of the FCSI Educational Foundation. Norman currently serves as chair of the FCSI – The Americas membership committee. He is the co-author of a textbook titled "Design and Equipment for Restaurants and Other Foodservice." FCSI Adds Bernard and Norman to its Council of Fellows Martin Rahmann of AGERE — Für nachhaltigen Erfolg — and chair of FCSI Worldwide (far left) and William Caruso of WC & Partners and president of FCSI-The Americas (far right) welcome Ed Norman of Clevenger Associates (middle left) and Ed Bernard of Cini Little International to FCSI's Council of Fellows.

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