CFS Brands announced it has completed the acquisition of AyrKing, a company that specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of food preparation equipment and related accessories that make foodservice operations more efficient and profitable. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, AyrKing is the clear leader in automated breading, blending/sifting and commercial marinating equipment and is a key supplier to several major quick serve restaurants, convenience stores, and grocery chains. AyrKing also produces food blenders, mixers, drive-thru windows, ice baths and work tables. 

Trent Freiberg, president and CEO of CFS Brands, says, “AyrKing is a leader in food preparation equipment and is led by an outstanding management team with a reputation for innovation. The addition of AyrKing to CFS Brands will further strengthen our ability to provide inventive, customer-centric solutions to the foodservice market.  We are excited to have Jim Bell and his team continue to lead AyrKing, and we welcome all AyrKing employees to CFS Brands.”

Jim Bell, President of AyrKing, says, “Our entire team is excited to join an industry leader like CFS Brands.  AyrKing can now expand its reach and its capabilities to better serve our existing customers, while continuing to pursue new opportunities. Together, we’ll be able to deliver more profit-enhancing results for our customers than ever before.”

AyrKing will remain as a stand-alone entity within CFS Brands. For the foreseeable future, both customers and suppliers will continue to interact with AyrKing as they have in the past.

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