Food service operator to acquire Gourmet Ranch

by Keith Nunes
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HOUSTON — Jake’s Finer Foods, a food service distributor, has acquired certain assets of Gourmet Ranch, a processor and wholesaler of meat cuts. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The acquisition is scheduled to be finalized in April and will expand Jake’s range of center-of-the-plate offerings. Gourmet Ranch will become a brand within the Jake’s Finer Foods portfolio and will continue production at its facility in Houston.

“Gourmet Ranch, as a brand, has built an impeccable reputation as the highest-quality provider of center-of-the-plate offerings,” said Leonard Bench, chief executive officer and president of Jake’s Finer Foods. “This is potentially the most critical area of food service need, something that impacts every food service operator. By combining Gourmet Ranch’s reputation of product excellence with the distribution expertise and dedicated customer service of Jake’s Finer Foods, our combined customer base can rely on us to deliver everything they demand, all from a single-source provider.”

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