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    Rutter’s Chooses a Foodservice Successor

    Ryan Krebs will step into director role when Jerry Weiner retires.

    By Don Longo, Convenience Store News

    YORK, Pa. — Ryan Krebs, restaurant manager at Rutter’s Middletown, Pa., store, will succeed Jerry Weiner as director of foodservice for the 60-store convenience store chain based in York.

    Weiner plans to retire effective Aug. 28 following 40-plus years of experience in marketing and operations in the foodservice industry for both c-stores and restaurants. During that time, he’s participated in the development of five different prototype store formats for four different companies, including the research and development of a different proprietary foodservice program at each store format.

    Krebs, a trained chef, has a culinary arts degree from Johnson & Wales University’s School of Hospitality in Providence, R.I., and is certified as a dietary manager from the University of North Dakota. In addition, Krebs co-authored a book entitled “The Long-Term Care Improvement Guide,” which focuses on evolving and improving the culture and food offerings in nursing homes and rehabilitative care settings.

    The Middletown store where Krebs is restaurant manager is one of Rutter’s newest and largest units.

    Krebs has worked in foodservice for 27 years throughout the United States, including in hotels, country clubs, government buildings, local and chain restaurants, health care and private catering.

    In his non-working life, he enjoys anything baseball-related (especially if it includes the Boston Red Sox) and collecting sports memorabilia. Krebs also likes drawing art, herb and vegetable gardening, cooking (go figure), and spending time with his wife and two children.

    Check out CSNews.com tomorrow for an exclusive interview with Jerry Weiner as he reflects on the past 40 years of c-store foodservice evolution and his role in it.

    By Don Longo, Convenience Store News
    • About Don Longo Don Longo is editorial director of EnsembleIQ's Convenience Store News, Convenience Store News for the Single Store Owner and Hispanic Retail 360 media brands. He has covered retailing for more than 30 years as a reporter, editor and publisher. Previously, he spearheaded the editorial efforts at a variety of business publications focused on mass, drug, grocery and specialty store retailing. Convenience Store News won American Business Media’s Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Issue of the Year in 2008 and 2012. Longo has won numerous other editorial awards over his career and is frequently quoted in the national and local news media on the subjects of retailing and consumer trends.

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