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Local Non-Profit Leroy Springs & Co. Announces Partnership Plans with Fresh Eats Catering

November 22, 2021 – Fort Mill, SC: Fort Mill based non-profit organization, Leroy Springs & Company, Inc., announced today their plans to acquire Fresh Eats Catering, LLC, a Charlotte-based catering company that has contracted with Leroy Springs & Co. since 2018. Fresh Eats Catering currently manages the Springs Golf snack bars (Fort Mill and Springfield Golf Clubs), the Gateway Canteen, as well as all alcohol management services for Leroy Springs & Co. The announcement recognizes a successful partnership which has grown throughout the course of the last several years, accelerated by the opening of the Greenway Gateway and Gateway Canteen, a full-service café providing patrons with an array of food and beverage options at the Greenway’s welcome center located off Highway 21 Bypass. Fresh Eats Catering also provides support for the Greenway’s signature event series, including the Summer Concert Series, Green Gala, Boil & Brew, Greenway Race Series, among others.

“This was a big decision for Fresh Eats. We’ve grown a lot since we started with just three or four of us on a food truck to where we are now. It has been an incredible journey, and this is just the next step in that journey,” said Tyler Lee, partner in Fresh Eats Catering. “Our day-to-day operations will remain largely the same and the entire staff will transition over to Leroy Springs & Co. for continued employment. For me, this was a partnership decision. I believe in what the Greenway and Leroy Springs does and what they stand for. I believe in a cause bigger than myself and that resonates throughout Leroy Springs, as well.” 

All staff will be onboarded by Leroy Springs & Co. in the following weeks. There will be no change in operations from the public’s perspective. Hours of operation for the Gateway Canteen can be found online at ASCGreenway.org/Visit/GatewayCanteen.

“We are excited about this partnership and to officially welcome Tyler and the Fresh Eats team to the Leroy Springs & Co. family. Leroy Springs has a long history in providing recreation opportunities and community facilities, and we have come full circle in our need to offer quality food and beverage services within our operations,” explained John Gordon, CEO of Leroy Springs & Co. “Tyler and the Fresh Eats team bring a level of professionalism that is in keeping with the great quality and reputation for which Leroy Springs programs are known. We are not just acquiring catering equipment or a food truck, we are investing confidently in the people and culture created at Fresh Eats. Their contributions to our operations are paramount and we look forward to our continued successes.”

For more information about Leroy Springs & Co., Inc., visit LeroySprings.org.

About Leroy Springs & Company, Inc.
For more than 80 years, Leroy Springs & Company, Inc. has provided affordable, quality recreation and community activities and facilities in the region home to the historic Springs Cotton Mills. Today, Leroy Springs employs over 300 employees and is headquartered in Fort Mill, SC, and provides the next generation with similar recreation opportunities, including the Springs Golf course portfolio (Chester, Fort Mill, Lancaster, Springfield), the Anne Springs Close Greenway, (Fort Mill), FLYERS Afterschool (Fort Mill) and Springmaid Mountain (Spruce Pine, NC). For more information, visit LeroySprings.org.