Gordon Food Service announced that it has acquired Halperns’ Steak and Seafood Company, based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Founded in 2005, Halperns’ has quickly grown to become a leading specialty distributor of high-quality meats and seafood. The company currently operates four production and distribution facilities, which are located in Atlanta, Baltimore, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale. With a strong and established presence in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic areas of the United States, the company serves a variety of independent and national chain customers across much of the East Coast and beyond.
“The purchase of Halperns’ will enhance our capabilities to provide our customers with the highest quality fresh meat and seafood products,” said Jim Gordon, CEO of Gordon Food Service. “We are excited to welcome the Halperns’ team to Gordon Food Service. We look forward to working together to provide outstanding products and service to our customers and grow our business.”
“On behalf of the Halperns’ team of 600 employees and over 5,000 customers, we are honored and excited to be joining Gordon Food Service,” said Howard Halpern, Chairman of Halperns’ Steak and Seafood Company. “Both companies have a long history of family-run businesses devoted to their employees, suppliers, and meeting and exceeding our customers’ highest expectations. Halperns’ will continue to grow its center-of-the-plate protein business and at the same time provide Halperns’ fresh meat and seafood through the Gordon Food Service distribution network.”
Since 1897, Gordon Foodservice has delivered uncompromising quality and heartfelt service for their customers. “We began as a simple butter-and-egg delivery service, and have grown to become the largest family business in the foodservice industry by upholding the same approach for over 115 years—remaining passionately committed to the people we serve. Today, we serve foodservice operators within the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada. We also operate more than 170 Gordon Food Service Store locations in the U.S., which are open to the public and provide restaurant-quality products and friendly, knowledgeable service without a membership fee. Partnering with organizations from across industries healthcare to education, independent and chain restaurants, and event planners, we help our customers create food experiences that people choose, enjoy, and remember.”