Metz Culinary Management has announced the acquisition of S&S Food Administrators, a unit of a Macon, GA, based commercial cafeteria operator that manages dining operations in a dozen hospitals and three long term care centers in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. After completion of the deal, S&S will take the Metz Culinary Management name.
"We see this a great opportunity to grow the Metz brand in the Southeastern market," says CEO Jeff Metz.
Metz, based in Dallas, PA, had revenues of $108 million in 2010, with business based primarily in the Northeast along with a few accounts in Florida. It operates across multiple segments, including healthcare, and Jeff Metz says the firm hopes to expand S&S's operations into independent schools and higher education, as well as growing the healthcare business.
All of the S&S's employees, as well as six executives, are coming over to Metz with the deal, including Grant Bennett, vice president of operations, who will head the unit.
"We share many of the same philosophies about hospitality and quality of products," says Bennett, who has been with S&S for 27 years. "Metz brings a whole line of opportunities for branded concepts that we'll now be able to offer customers."
He says the unit plans to invest in upgrading operations in some of its current locations with an eye to using these to showcase the firm's expanded capabilities to new customers, including some former clients of S&S.
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