Celtic Charm in the Big Apple

If you are a tourist, a sports fan, a city resident or simply looking for a good place to get a drink and a hearty meal in a convivial atmosphere, you might want to check out the Playwright Irish Pub chain in Manhattan. There are three locations in total: the Playwright Irish Pub, the Playwright Celtic Pub and the Playwright Tavern. While each facility is slightly different, all offer the same spirit of casual comfort and hospitality.

The Playwright Irish Pubs

Burgers, Robots, and the Minimum Wage

Facing considerable competition in today’s marketplace, it is imperative that companies do whatever it takes to boost profits, especially in the food processing and restaurant industries, where speed, consistency, efficiency, and health standards are paramount, and profit margins are slim. To remain cost-competitive, food-related businesses – from large-scale processing plants to fast-food franchises – must balance quality with price, not always an easy feat.

Automation in the Food Industry

Recipe for Success

The Original Cakerie’s desserts serve as the centerpiece for some of life’s greatest celebrations and moments. Its array of irresistible layer cakes, indulgent dessert bars, and innovative dessert concepts are crafted with superior ingredients and a personalized touch. President Doris Bitz described it as, “scratch baking on an industrial scale.”

The Original Cakerie

America’s Butcher on a Global Scale

Rastelli Foods Group has come a long way from its early days as a single butcher shop in South Jersey, having become an international presence whose reputation for outstanding products, expertise and service precedes it.

Rastelli Foods Group

60 Years of Engineering Innovation

CHL Systems of Souderton, Pennsylvania has, for much of the past sixty years, catered to the food and general manufacturing industries. Today, it manufactures process automation equipment and provides services to industries that include snack foods and confectionery, food processing and packaging, meat handling and packaging, pharmaceuticals, steel, energy, and manufacturing. We spoke with Chief Operating Officer Mike Giagnacova, Sales Manager Andy MacBride and Marketing Associate Jeff Bowman.

CHL Systems

Sharing a Voice with the Global Stage

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), a non-profit global trade association, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is the largest association in the United States serving the needs of suppliers of equipment and services to the food and beverage processing and packaging industry.

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA)

Leading and Innovating Since 1911

Viking Pump works in a wide variety of industries, and it spans the globe with over one hundred authorized distributors in over seventy countries. We spoke to Communications and Marketing Manager Debbie Kleitsch, Product Manager John Hall and Distribution Business Line Vice President John Stillman.

Viking Pump

Cranking up the Competition

PACCAR Winch is recognized as a leader in the design, manufacture and sale of gear, hoist, winch and drive products sold through its Braden, Carco, and Gearmatic brands. It has a global presence along with the resources and standing of Fortune 200 company PACCAR Inc behind it.


Ushering in the Wireless Future

Hetronic is part of the Methode Electronics group of companies and is internationally recognized for its capabilities in the design, manufacture and configuration of highly durable and reliable Radio Remote Control (RRC) wireless solutions for the most demanding process control needs.


Protecting the Environment through Innovative Technological Solutions

In 2017, Epcon Industrial Systems will celebrate its fortieth anniversary. Having designed, engineered and manufactured and installed over four thousand practical air pollution control technology, heat-finishing equipment and specialty solutions for loyal customers in North America and around the world over the last four decades, it has proudly elevated itself above the competition in both the environmental and metal finishing arenas.

Epcon Industrial Systems

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Reshaping the Casual Dining Paradigm

Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale once set the gold standard for casual dining, but when the brands drifted from their original owner’s vision, they faltered. Now, thanks to Paul Mangiamele, who recognized their hidden value and brought his ‘25/8’ work ethic to the table, they’re back and offering exceptional franchise opportunities to meet the growing demand for these revered brands.