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BEST Restaurant Equipment & Design, Inc. Transitions to Employee Ownership

BEST Restaurant Equipment & Design, Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership, has transitioned to an employee stock ownership model. Previous owners Jim Hanson, Mike Stasko and Gene Yosick sold the company to its employees.

All employees will participate in the ownership of the company and BEST Stock will be held in trust by the ESOP exclusively for the benefit of BEST employees, per a company release announcing the deal. Hanson, Stasko and Yosick will remain with the company in similar capacities as before.