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Timeline of Events

NexDine was founded in 2008, but the seeds were planted more than a decade earlier.  Our highlights are listed below.

2013

  • Our 50th location opens.
  • Our team gains its 200th employee.
  • Our mobile app is launched and receives more than 15,000 hits in the first month!  The Café Traffic Cam looks like a winner feature.

2012

  • NexDine's first private school location opens in Brockton, MA, the first of many at prestigious private and secondary schools throughout New England.
  • David and Gregg play in Emeril Lagasse's Golf Classic at the pretigious Newport Country Club in Newport, RI.  We're not sharing the scores, but... BAM!
  • Gorton's of Gloucester, a renowned New England seafood company, opens a NexDine Café at its facility.

2011

  • The first NexDine Foundation Charity Golf Tournament raises over $75,000.
  • The Green Restaurant Association recognizes NexDine with its "Certified Café" designation.  We're one of only three in all of New England.
  • David and Gregg form the NexDine Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, to help families dealing with a seriously ill member.
  • The NexDine Learning Center opens in Maynard, MA, and provides a corporate training facility for our managers and chefs.

2010

  • On Red Sox Opening Day, NexDine caters a special CBRE event at one of its flagship properties in downtown Boston.
  • NexDine's 30th location opens at Pilgrim Nuclear in Plymouth, MA.
  • The first NexDine Café in Pennsylvania opens, spreading the company into five states (MA, NH, ME, RI, PA).

2009

  • NexDine outgrows its space and moves to Dracut, MA.
  • NexDine hires its 100th employee, just one year after opening its doors for business.
  • NexDine acquires Republic Management Corp., and gains the company founder and CEO, Robert Ullrich.

2008

  • The stock market takes a big hit, but amidst the economic chaos, NexDine survives the fiscal challenge to the new business.
  • Gregg invites David to join forces and start a unique dining services company.

2006

  • Gregg takes the position as VP of a large, Boston-based catering company and David becomes VP for a cutting-edge technology company that focuses on the restaurant industry.

1996-2005

  • David Lanci and Gregg Hartman meet as employees of the same holding company.  They begin a friendship as colleagues with shared interests in foodservice and common business philosophies.

March 13, 1940-2004

  • Zefferina Lanci's birthday, the woman who sparked David's passion for food.

  • 2013

    2013

  • 2012

    2012

  • 2011

    2011

  • 2010

    2010

  • 2009

    2009

  • 2008

    2008

  • 1996-2006

    1996-2006

  • 1940-2004

    1940-2004

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