Gordon Food Service announced that it has acquired Halperns’ Steak and Seafood Company, based in Atlanta, Ga.

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.”

Source: Gordon Food Service