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Middleby acquires Imperial Commercial Cooking Equipment


Elgin, Ill. – The Middleby Corporation has acquired Imperial Commercial Cooking Equipment, a California-based manufacturer of ranges, fryers, ovens, countertop equipment and other specialty cooking products for the commercial kitchen.

Imperial has annual revenues of approximately $40 million.

“Imperial is a leading, highly-respected commercial foodservice brand with products that complement the existing Middleby core cooking category. While we are enhancing our current brand portfolio, this acquisition also expands our west coast footprint and allows us to provide broader capabilities and support to our domestic customers,” said Tim FitzGerald, Middleby CEO.

“Imperial has impressive manufacturing capabilities, which will provide potential for greater efficiencies and flexibility to our commercial foodservice platform,” FitzGerald said. “Working with our long-standing international distribution partners, Imperial has a prime opportunity to expand its global reach. Imperial also has an established presence in the quickly growing fast-casual chain restaurant segment, which will be a benefit to the Middleby brands as well.”

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