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United Distributors, Inc. Announces New Leadership Roles | 02/13/24

Fourth Generation of Hertz Family Promoted to President. Click here for the Press Release.

Industry Partner of the Year

United Distributors, Inc. selected as Industry Partner of the Year by the Georgia Restaurant Association at the 2023 Annual Grace Awards. Click here to read article.

2018 Most Respected Business Leader

United Distributors Chairman & CEO Doug Hertz was named 2018 Most Respected Business Leader by Georgia Trend Magazine in their May 2018 issue. Click here to read article.

 Jayson Woodbridge

Announcement: Wine Spectator features “Jayson Woodbridge” in October 31, 2015 issue: Click here to download article.

Herradura Double Reposato Barrel Program

Alma Cocina was the first restaurant in the Southeast to travel to the agave fields of Casa Herradura in Mexico to hand-select its barrels of Herradura Reposado tequila. And now, they have done it 12 times.

Earlier this year, Atlanta Eats tagged along with their latest journey and saw the incredible process of making the world class tequila that Herradura produces. From riding horses through the fields of agave to tasting barrels of tequila to get the perfect blend, join us for a journey you won’t soon forget.


Giving Kitchen – Woodford Reserve

Industry workers as well as those outside of the food industry know Ryan Hidinger through his restaurant work history and recent efforts to open his own restaurant, Staplehouse. In late August 2013, Ryan & his wife Jen along with six prominent Atlanta chefs and restaurateurs traveled to the Woodford Reserve distillery, in the bourbon country of Kentucky to select their own barrel of bourbon. This custom barrel of blended Woodford Reserve is now available to the public for purchase at select restaurants with 100% of the proceeds going to the Giving Kitchen/Staplehouse.

The Giving Kitchen Initiative supports the metro Atlanta restaurant community by lending a helping hand to industry members impacted by medical or other unanticipated hardship. This initiative was inspired by the outpouring of support from the community that was generated when Atlanta chef Ryan Hidinger was diagnosed with late stage cancer.

The Atlanta restaurant community rose to the occasion to support a beloved member. The fund began as a reaction to an immediate need that arose but aims to be a “proactive” effort by building a reserve fund that will be in place to assist restaurant industry members when a crisis strikes. For more information, please visit thegivingkitchen.org