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Branching Out: Bargreen Ellingson Welcomes The Restaurant Source into the Family


David Ellingson, President of Bargreen Ellingson, announced today Bargreen Ellingson’s acquisition of The Restaurant Source, a foodservice equipment, supply, and design company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The Restaurant Source is privately owned and operated by Arnie Schatz and his children, Michelle Friedman and Linda Schatz.

Founded in 1951 and purchased by the Schatz family in 1976, The Restaurant Source serves commercial foodservice operations—including hotels, restaurants, and institutions—across Colorado. Michelle Friedman is the president of the company and continues her family’s legacy of outstanding customer care, exemplified by The Restaurant Source’s commitment to serving success.

“TRS has been a major part of the whole Schatz family’s life for over 40 years,” says Michelle. “Our employees are our extended family. We are so excited that we could sell our company to a family that shares our values and our passion for the business. We are so pleased to hand over the keys to Bargreen Ellingson and know that our legacy is safe and our employees are in good hands.” The company ranks #62 on FE&S’ 2016 Distribution Giants list with $23.7 million in annual sales.

This acquisition signifies continued growth for Bargreen Ellingson and The Restaurant Source, allowing both companies to better serve their customers and in the Denver area and beyond. 

Welcome to the family, The Restaurant Source! We are so excited to have you on board.

The Restaurant Source is located at 5005 Washington Street Denver, Colorado 80216.

Pictured from left to right – Eric Ellingson, David Ellingson, Arnie Schatz, Michelle Friedman, Paul Ellingson

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