Each Veterans Day, Central holds a special luncheon for all employees and invites those in the military to bring in their memorabilia. This year’s Veterans Day celebration was different than in years past as we recently installed a flag pole in our front green space. We raised the flag for the first time just before our luncheon in honor of our veterans and current military members. Check out the photo gallery here!
Looking for some of the week’s top information? Here are five stories from the foodservice industry for the first week of the new year, January 9 through January 13.
Twinkies Bankrupt? From Los Angeles Times, Read Article
One of the most popular topics discussed, posted and tweeted about this week has been the fate of the Twinkie. Maker of the Twinkie and other treats such as Donettes, Ding Dongs, Mini Muffins and Zingers, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This isn’t the first time the brand has filed, according to the LA Times, they had filed back in 2009. Read more on the LA Times website.
President Bill Clinton Announced Keynote Speaker for NRA Show From National Restaurant Association, Read Article
This week the National Restaurant Association announced President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker of this year’s National Restaurant Association, Hotel-Motel show. The show will be held in Chicago at McCormick Place on May 5-8, with President Clinton speaking on May 6. NRA said he will “share insights into his presidency and his current work with the William J. Clinton Foundation.” Read the full article here.
Every once in awhile a restaurant will put together something very interesting that’s also helpful for their customers. HuffPost recently reported on Wimpy, a South African fast food chain, is putting messages in Braille on their buns! They listed an example being “100% Pure Beef Burger Made For You.” Read more on the HuffPost website.
Indianapolis Food Trucks Gearing Up for Super Bowl From Mobile Cuisine, Read Article
Indianapolis has been busy preparing for the Super Bowl–especially foodservice establishments. One of the pieces of the giant Super Bowl puzzle is food trucks. With many coming into the city and walking around, food trucks will play a very important role. Recently, it’s been announced there have been trucks chosen to park around Indianapolis’ Monument Circle while Super Bowl events are going on. Mobile Cuisine recently posted an article with a few quotes from participating food trucks, read more on the Mobile Cuisine website.
Central’s Latest Master Catalog to Drop Tuesday Jan. 17 From the Central Blog, Read Blog
On Tuesday Jan. 17, our latest catalog will be hitting the streets. Our catalog is 384 pages and we’ve added in over 900 new products. For this catalog, we teamed up with Vulcan, one of the world’s largest commercial cooking equipment manufacturers, for an exclusive promotion: the lowest price on products as well as free shipping. Read more on the Central blog.