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Five Star Food Service Relocates-Plans Chattanooga, Tennessee, Headquarters

Food and beverage retail solutions provider Five Star Food Service, Inc. will expand its headquarters operations and relocate to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The new downtown location will allow the company to hire more headquarters-related positions to support the company’s substantial revenue growth and geographic expansion.

“Five Star has been blessed by incredible growth, and we are excited to partner with Riverside Development to rehabilitate a historic Chattanooga building to expand our workplace. Community is one of our stated values, and our commitment to it is exemplified by our company’s non-profit, Feeding the Future. Relocating into the heart of the city allows us to deepen our investment in our people and to this community, perfectly aligning with our long-term vision. Being next door to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where we find a great pool of professional talent, is also very exciting. We want to thank the state of Tennessee for their vision and contribution to our effort,” Five Star Food Service, Inc. President & CEO Richard Kennedy said.

Founded in Chattanooga in 1993, Five Star Food Service, Inc. is a food and beverage retail solutions provider for employers and other commercial, institutional and educational locations. The company’s operations include micro markets, full-line vending machines, pantry, coffee and water services, full-service dining, catering, fresh food production, coffee roasting, secured delivery and sustainable products.

TNECD strives to provide our companies with more than a place to do business. Our goal is that companies like Five Star will find a home in Tennessee to grow and hopefully expand. We appreciate Five Star’s decision to expand in Hamilton County and look forward to seeing the company’s continued success in our state,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe noted.

Today, Five Star employs nearly 2,000 people across its facilities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee.

“TVA and EPB congratulate Five Star on its decision to expand operations in Chattanooga. Helping to support existing industries expand and create new job opportunities and investment in the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Chattanooga to help further that mission and celebrate this announcement together,” John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development said.

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