Five Star Continues to Grow in Cincinnati

Jan 25, 2024

Acquires Advanced Refreshment Solutions

[Cincinnati, OH] Five Star Breaktime Solutions today announces the acquisition of Advanced Refreshment Solutions in the greater Cincinnati area expanding their company’s reach in 2024.

Advanced Refreshment Solutions was founded in 2019 by Kirk Beerman offering vending, micro markets, and office coffee services to those around the Cincinnati area. Utilizing two routes, Beerman supported his customers for multiple years before selling to Five Star. Five Star Breaktime Solutions looks to bring the same great service to their newly acquired customers while offering expanded solutions.

“We are both excited and honored that the ownership of Advanced Refreshments has entrusted us to serve their customer base in the Greater Cincinnati area,” says Keith Survant, Regional Vice President of Five Star in Cincinnati. “We see this as an opportunity to continue providing the quality service that Five Star is known for while also presenting our new customers with additional value-added products and services for their respective breakrooms.”

Five Star will continue to bring their expertise in breaktime solutions to their Cincinnati customers offering innovative ideas, state-of-the-art technology, and beautifully designed micro markets to many.


Five Star Breaktime Solutions, headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, is a premier away-from-home food and beverage retail solutions provider for employers and other commercial, institutional, and educational locations. Five Star is an industry leader in micro markets, full-line vending, pantry, coffee and water services, full-service dining, catering, fresh food production, secured delivery, and sustainable products serving customers in ten states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Founded in 1993, Five Star has grown to one of the largest privately held convenience services operators in the United States and is the largest franchise of Canteen, a Compass Group company.

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C. J. Recher


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