Jerry Weiner has 46 years experience in both the research and development and managed operations of proprietary and branded foodservice programs for convenience stores and restaurants. He started in the convenience store industry in 1972, with 7-Eleven in Long Island, N.Y. After four years, he opened and ran two delis in West Palm Beach, Fla. He sold the delis after eight years and went to Houston-based Stop and Go Markets, for whom he eventually ran 400 delis in seven states.
Weiner spent four years with Marriott as director of food and beverage, then spent four years as food service director for 350-store Crown Petroleum.
Weiner spent 16 total years with Rutter’s in York, Pa. His first stint as Rutter’s foodservice chief lasted seven years. He followed that with 30 months as Mapco’s foodservice director, and returned to Rutter’s in 2007, where he served until his retirement in 2015.
To hone his industry knowledge, Weiner regularly attends events such as the NACS Show and the National Restaurant Association Show. Weiner lives in Las Vegas where he enjoys his children, grandchildren and golf, and admits that the first two are easier than the latter.