The Middleby Corporation today announced the acquisition of Automatic Bar Controls Inc., a manufacturer of beverage dispensing systems for the foodservice industry.

According to a news release, the equipment solutions of Wunder-Bar include products used by leading restaurant chains, convenience stores, and foodservice operations for the dispensing of carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, iced tea and other beverages. Located in Vacaville, Calif., Wunder-Bar has annual revenues of approximately $30 million.

"The beverage business is a highly profitable and fast growing category for our customers. We continue to see our customers investing in equipment solutions to expand their beverage offerings. With this acquisition, Middleby expands its presence in beverage equipment with an industry leading brand and recognized leader in innovation. Wunder-Bar brings to Middleby a portfolio of products and expertise to address our customer needs in this area of their business," said Selim A. Bassoul, chairman and CEO of The Middleby Corporation.

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