Edward Don & Company, which is backed by Vestar Capital, has acquired Santa Rosa, California-based Myers Restaurant Supply, a provider of food service equipment and design-build services. No financial terms were disclosed.
WOODRIDGE, IL – May 1, 2019 – Edward Don & Company, a nationwide distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies, announced today the acquisition of Myers Restaurant Supply, located in Santa Rosa, California. Since 1951, Myers has been a leading provider of foodservice equipment and design-build services to a diverse group of clients in California and across the United States. Myers will operate as a division of Edward Don & Company and remain under the leadership of Charlie Fusari and Rob Myers, who will serve as CEO and President, respectively.
“We look forward to bringing the Myers team on board,” said Steve Don, CEO of Edward Don & Company. “Their design-build and contract expertise complements our existing equipment and supplies business well, both in the California market and nationwide.”
Charlie Fusari stated, “I have known Edward Don & Company for my entire foodservice career, and I could not be more excited about the opportunity this presents for our company, our employees and our customers. There could not be a better fit, culturally or synergistically, in our go-forward effort to strengthen and grow our position in the marketplace. Steve Don has been a friend for many years and I now look forward to joining his team and the Edward Don Family.”
“Our two companies complement each other perfectly. Our customers will still receive the same great level of service they have come to expect from Myers, while adding the capabilities of DON’s national footprint,” added Rob Myers.
This deal represents Edward Don & Company’s third acquisition since its investment from Vestar Capital Partners in March of 2017.
About Edward Don & Company
Owned and operated by the Don family since 1921, Edward Don & Company is the world’s leading distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies. Headquartered in Woodridge, IL, the company is the chosen supplier to all types of foodservice businesses including independent restaurants, national chains, health care, hospitality, country clubs, schools and universities, government institutions and foodservice management. DON, with approximately 1,250 employees, operates a nationwide distribution network supported by seven full-service distribution centers – in Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle – and operates its own transportation fleet. DON serves national and multi-unit account programs with flexible, customized solutions that meet the needs of both the corporate office and the individual units. DON’s Foodservice Equipment Division offers full service kitchen design, equipment purchasing and installation. For more information, please visit www.don.com.