Five Star Food Service, Inc. Expanding Operations in Hamilton County

Five Star Food Service, Inc. officials announced Wednesday in a press release that the company will expand its headquarters operations in Hamilton County.

“Five Star’s decision to expand in Chattanooga is a testament to our state’s skilled workforce and strong business climate,” Tennessee Governor Bill Lee said in a statement. “I thank this Tennessee-based company for its continued investment and commitment to job creation in Southeast Tennessee.”

The company, which was founded in Chattanooga in 1993, 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.

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

Through the new expansion in Hamilton County, Five Star will create 25 new jobs as the company relocates to 412 E. 10th St. in Chattanooga. The new downtown location will allow Five Star to expand its operations and hire more headquarters-related positions to support the company’s revenue growth and geographic expansion, according to the press release.

“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,” Five Star Food Service, Inc. President & CEO Richard Kennedy said in a statement. “Community is one of our stated values, and our commitment to it is exemplified by our company’s nonprofit, 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.”

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.



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  1. 83ragtop50

    “…We want to thank the state of Tennessee for their vision and contribution to our effort.”

    And just what did the Tennessee taxpayers contribute? All I hear on that topic is crickets.