Kyoko Roberts

Director, Sales

Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. (HTA)

Serves as Director of HTA based in Greenville, SC. Her passion is to solve her customers’ unique problems and challenges in various industries using latest technology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking and playing golf with her family.



The ingredients and flavors trending at independent restaurants often inspire menu ideas at more mainstream operations. To track what’s happening now in food and beverage, Technomic examined more than 50 menus from indies across the U.S., ranging from food trucks to fine-dining destinations.

Despite a historic drop in unemployment, foodservice operators enjoyed a slight slowdown in employee turnover midsummer, with the data signaling the dawn of a trend rather than a pause from years of acceleration, according to new research.

In a departure from its fast-casual roots, Toronto-based Freshii introduced its own school lunch program for the 2018 school year.