Patriot Pickle, a Swander Pace Capital portfolio company that manufactures and distributes pickles across the U.S. to restaurant chains, supermarkets and delis, has acquired First Place Foods.

First Place Foods is a producer of fresh pickles, fermented pickles, relish and other pickled vegetables primarily for the food service and institutional channels. The company has manufacturing and warehousing facilities located in Garland, Texas.

“The First Place Foods acquisition is a transformative opportunity allowing Patriot Pickle to expand geographically, capitalize on national sales opportunities, and provide our customers with dual source manufacturing,” comments Bill McEntee, CEO of Patriot Pickle. “Fresh, refrigerated pickles are a key growth area for our food service and institutional partners and we are excited to be able to better serve them more directly with this acquisition.”