Acquisitions

Automatic Bar Controls Introduces Starline Bubblers

Apr. 11, 2019

Automatic Bar Controls, also known as the brand Wunder-Bar, a division of the Middleby Corporation, recently acquired the line of Starline bubblers from the Cleland Sales Corporation.

Starline is a line of non-carbonated beverage dispensers. The dispenser can carry products such as iced tea, lemonade and fruit punch and comes in one, two or three-bowl models. They are in use at many restaurants including large QSR establishments.

“Starline is an important acquisition for the Middleby Beverage Group as it is our entrance into non-carbonated drink dispense and expands our product offering in the category,” said Middleby Beverage Group president Korey Kohl. “Starline is a leader in the industry and a respected, well-known brand.”

The products will continue to carry the Starline brand and will be manufactured by Wunder-Bar in its Vacaville, Calif. facility. Production will begin in mid-May with product availability set for June 30. Wunder-Bar can be reached at customerservice@wunderbar.com, phone 800-722-6738, and orders can be placed at orders@wunderbar.com .