Hospitality Staffing Solutions LLC, a portfolio company of Littlejohn Capital, has acquired Charleston, South Carolina-based acquired FoodStaff, a provider of food and beverage personnel. No financial terms were disclosed.
ATLANTA, February 26, 2019 – Hospitality Staffing Solutions, LLC (HSS), the nation’s leading provider of contingent labor and outsourced services to the Hotel & Resort industry, announced today the acquisition of FoodStaff, a specialty provider of food and beverage personnel. FoodStaff will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of HSS and its brand name will remain intact.
Founded in 1988 by CEO Bailey Bolen, FoodStaff provides temporary and full-time personnel to key sectors within the hospitality industry, specializing in serving the food and beverage staffing needs of its clients with a strong presence in the Educational, Corporate Dining and Banquet/Event Staffing sectors. FoodStaff is headquartered in Charleston, SC and operates seven offices in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
The acquisition of FoodStaff by HSS will support its clients across the United States, utilizing HSS’s wide branch network of more than 70 markets and applicant database to further the combined company’s support of its key business partners. FoodStaff’s clients include Compass Group, Sodexo USA, Sage Dining, and Marriott International. Mr. Bolen will remain with the company through a transition period in 2019 and all FoodStaff’s current internal and temporary employees will be retained by HSS.
Tim McPherson, CEO of HSS, said, “FoodStaff is a perfect fit for our growing organization. Over the past 30 years, Bailey has created a trusted partner to the hospitality industry, providing quality personnel to many of the industry’s leading companies. The addition of FoodStaff will further the strategic growth of our company as we offer new and existing clients trained staff in the food and beverage sector. This acquisition is another significant investment to strengthen HSS as a key partner to its customers and we are actively targeting additional add-on investments that will further extend our ability to deliver a breadth of talented staff.”
“I was searching for a partner who shares the same philosophies towards excellence in service, training, and professionalism. I have found that partner in HSS and we are excited to help accelerate HSS’s strategic growth with additional service offerings to its core hotel and resort clientele, as well as helping them move deeper into new niche sectors on a national level, including colleges, schools, universities, hospitals, senior living facilities and corporate dining,” said Mr. Bolen.
About Hospitality Staffing Solutions, LLC
Hospitality Staffing Solutions, LLC is the nation’s leading supplier of talent to the Hotel and Resort industry, with operations in 34 states and Puerto Rico supporting more than 800 properties on a weekly basis. On any given day, more than 10,000 dedicated HSS staff members provide services to our esteemed client base, with skill sets ranging from Housekeeping, Janitorial, Kitchen, Food and Beverage, and many more. HSS also provides outsourced service operations, managing the entire operations of specific hotel functions, ensuring clients receive quality of service, personnel and predictable costs. HSS is the only hospitality staffing firm recognized as one of the USA’s Top 100 firms in the industry, as measured by Staffing Industry Analysts.
Founded in 1990 in Atlanta, HSS proudly claims a leading market share at the world’s leading hotel brands and management companies, and looks to continue its expansion into new geographies through organic expansion of its branch office network, strategic acquisition, and further development of its service capabilities. Learn more about Hospitality Staffing Solutions at www.hssstaffing.com.