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RealFood Buys Food Design Associates

RealFood has acquired Foodservice Design Associates, a design consulting firm. The deal will create a company that pair’s RealFood’s hospitality design and operational advisory services with FDA’s architectural and engineering services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

bean doyle photo“We always start with the desired guest experience, and this philosophy of intentional design has always set us apart,” says Ed Doyle, president of RealFood, which is a subsidiary of Troon. “Now with Foodservice Design Associates as part of our growing team, we have leveled up our ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with architects on projects. The FDA team’s in-depth understanding of the architectural and engineering elements of commercial design gives us an incredible capacity to offer more value to our clients, as well as provide our services to additional segments of the foodservice industry, including education and healthcare.”

The RealFood portfolio includes clients across a variety of industry segments, such as golf and country clubs, resorts and hotels, restaurant groups and independents, breweries and wineries, workplace and institutional dining facilities, family entertainment centers and event and conference venues. Foodservice Design Associates’ current work includes new, prototype and renovation work in private and public schools; fellowship halls; assisted living and medical facilities; cafeterias and food courts for major corporations and government facilities; and hotels, restaurants, and theme park foodservice.

This deal comes a couple months after RealFood opened an office in Newton, Mass.