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Intimidators Announce New Food Distributor and F & B Director

March 15, 2018 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Kannapolis Intimidators News Release

KANNAPOLIS, NC - The Kannapolis Intimidators are proud to announce Gordon Food Service as the teams' new food distributor for the 2018 season. For over 115 years, GFS has delivered excellence, expertise, and quality products to its customer to create a successful food operation and experience. In addition, the Intimidators have hired Zach Thornton as the teams' new Food and Beverage Director.

President / GM Brian Radle says of the teams revamped Food and Beverage Department. "We've listened to a lot of feedback from fans and members of the business community and it was very clear that improvements to the F&B side of our operation were much needed. Specifically increasing our level of product quality, customer service, and creativity behind our food offerings while maintaining affordability."

Hailing from Daytona Beach, FL, Thornton is a 2015 graduate of UCF with a bachelor's degree in business management and supervision. With stops at West Virginia University, The Rose Bowl, Milan Puskar Stadium, Jordan-Hare Stadium, Memorial Stadium he is a true rising start in the food and beverage industry. While putting a major emphasis on customer service in 2018, Thorntons' top priority is to make the fan experience at Intimidators Stadium supported by Atrium Health better than any other sports venue. Saying of his new role,"Having been in the Food and Beverage Business for some time, I know what a vital role your food distributors play in being able to provide quality fresh products to the fans. That is why I am excited about our partnership with GFS because it gives us the ability to elevate the fans experience. It's a new day for fans of the Intimidators!"

Radle added,"With GFS we see a company with a fantastic reputation for delivering quality and service. From the gate we knew they were a perfect partner for our vision. And further, knowing we are like minded in our desire to make the new Ballpark and the whole downtown revitalization project a huge success made it a no brainer!

We knew right away that Zach's talents and experience were a perfect fit for our plans to address each one of those areas and get us to the next level. He is a rock star in the industry and an exciting addition to our growing staff!"

The Intimidators are your #1 place for family fun in the Greater Charlotte Area! The Intimidators open the 2018 season on Thursday, April 5, at Intimidators Stadium supported by Atrium Health against the Lakewood BlueClaws season, group tickets and individual tickets are now available. To purchase please call F&M Bank Box Office at (704) 932-3267 or visit

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