Troon purchases food service consultant

In its second major acquisition in the past eight months, Troon has finalized a deal to buy RealFood, a food service consulting firm based in Cambridge, Mass.

RealFood, which will operate as a separate business division of Troon, was founded in 1996. It has opened more than 400 restaurants during that time and has more than 500 clients in the U.S. and internationally.

The deal is aimed boosting the ability of Troon – which oversees food and banquet facilities at more the than 150 clubs and resorts it manages – to deliver a quality experience for its customers and guests. It triples the size of Troon’s current food and beverage department.

Troon officials said that the RealFood deal, coupled with Troon’s July 2018 purchase of Cliff Drysdale Tennis, shows the company’s commitment to adding resources and expertise critical to its business.

 “Troon currently delivers a wide gamut of food and beverages services at our managed facilities,” Troon President Tim Schantz said in announcing the acquisition. “Our alliance with RealFood will significantly increase our food and beverage expertise and capabilities for current and prospective clients.”

RealFood’s president, Ed Doyle, will continue in that role. In the wake of the acquisition, Troon will open a new office in the Boston area.

No purchase price was disclosed.

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