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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 4, April 2012, Posted On: 3/27/2012

Avanti Names Tenn.'s Five Star Operator Of The Year

Emily Jed
Avanti Markets,self-checkout micromarket, Five Star Food Service, Avanti Operator of the Year award, Al Recher, vending, vending operator, vending machine, kiosk business, automated retailing

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DALLAS -- Avanti Markets, a provider of self-checkout micromarkets, presented Five Star Food Service (Chattanooga, TN) with its Operator of the Year award during its recent operator meeting here.

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Five Star Food Service is one of the largest independent full-line vending, office coffee service and foodservice providers in the U.S. It operates 300 routes and 30 cafeterias in the Southeast, including Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, from a network of 11 branches. It also has a culinary center that prepares fresh food daily.

The Five Star operation was founded in 1993 and has since acquired more than 50 companies.

PHOTO: Al Recher, Five Star Food Service president and chief executive, accepts Operator of the Year award from Avanti Markets at its inaugural operator's meeting, held in Dallas, TX on Feb. 29.

"Five Star's industry experience, commitment to excellence and proven success in an emerging industry, showcase their ability to be a positive role model for all operators embracing the micromarket concept," Avanti said.

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