Five Star Food Service, a franchise of Compass Group company Canteen, has acquired vending machine supplier Rawls Distributing after the death of co-founder Robin Rawls.
Founded in 1976 as Tom’s Foods Franchise, Rawls Distributing, which is based in Savannah, Georgia, is also a member of the Canteen franchise group. The acquisition expands Five Star’s territory along Georgia’s Atlantic coast.
Five Star’s president and CEO, Richard Kennedy, said: “We are grateful to be establishing ourselves in Savannah and the coastal Georgia region. Robin and the team at Rawls Distributing built a successful business with strong values and community relationships. The addition of the Rawls business is an excellent complement to our operations in South Georgia.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Last year, Five Star bought Alabama-based vending operator Gulf Coast Canteen for an undisclosed sum.
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