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Franke Acquires Chain Link Services

Franke Foodservice Systems bought Chain Link Services LP of Fort Worth, Texas. Chain Link Services is a specialty distributor focused on national foodservice and convenience retail chain customers.

Chain Link has two principal business activities. Turnkey Resources has a comprehensive services package enabling store openings and upgrades to large c-store chains. In Step Foodservice helps restaurant companies with ground-up development, remodels or system upgrades. 

Chain Link’s team of approximately 80 employees operates from a 310,000-square-foot facility located approximately 5 miles north of downtown Fort Worth. The current management team headed by Kevin Garsek, president, will remain in place. 

The company was founded by Harold Gernsbacher, a longtime foodservice equipment and supplies dealer and past president of the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association.