Supplier Notes: July/August 2017
RESTAURANT TECHNOLOGIES recently landed its 25,000th customer, Loyola Marymount University (LMU), and Sodexo, two organizations that share the same passion for delivering high-quality foods to their customers and are committed to smarter operations that are sustainable. LMU, a private university located in Los Angeles, offers 16 on-campus dining facilities, operated and managed by Sodexo. Restaurant Technologies, in celebration of Sodexo at LMU being the 25,000th customer, donated $2,500 on their behalf to the LMU Food Pantry, a resource that offers food to any LMU student who may experience food insecurity due to financial hardships.
For more information, visit www.rti-inc.com/industries/higher-education.
BUTTERBALL FOODSERVICE is providing more ways to serve turkey with confidence by introducing Farm to Family by Butterball™—a line of no-antibiotics-ever, all-natural turkey, raised on local family-owned farms and fed an all-vegetarian diet. According to Technomic, 66% of consumers prefer to eat proteins raised without antibiotics and 43% are willing to pay more for it. As a result of consumers’ increasing interest in clean ingredients and menu transparency, 76% of operators feel that antibiotic-free options have an impact on increasing traffic and sales. The Farm to Family line consists of turkey burgers, ground turkey, turkey breast and ready to cook roasts, and each of its eight products can be used in an assortment of menu items.
For recipes and more information, visit www.butterballfoodservice.com/farmtofamily.
WELBILT has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Welbilt’s accomplishments were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26. Welbilt, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2001, was honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency by receiving eight years of award-winning excellence. The company currently offers seven product brands in seven ENERGY STAR categories, including fryers, ice machines, refrigerators and freezers, steam cookers, griddles, hot holding cabinets, and ovens.
For a complete list of 2017 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.
For a full list of all the Energy Star products available from Welbilt, visit www.welbiltgreen.com.
VULCAN, provider of commercial cooking equipment, and parent company ITW Food Equipment Group (ITW FEG) announce that Mihyar Mohamed has been named VP and GM of North American Cooking, responsible for the Vulcan and Wolf product portfolio. Mohamed’s appointment is being made after Tim Murray’s election to retire at the end of May as the VP and GM of Vulcan Foodservice. Mohamed joined ITW Food Equipment Group in 2014 as the VP of strategic marketing and global accounts and most recently held the position of VP/GM of Vulcan Chain and Baxter/Retail.
For more information, visit www.vulcanequipment.com.