Serving the Midwestern States foodservice industry since 1965


Atlas was started April 28, 1965 by Thomas S. Vavul and Joe Bajdak, selling restaurant supplies and equipment at 52410 U.S. 31 North on the north side of South Bend, IN.  In 1970 they were joined by Thomas B. Vavul who became the third partner.  In 1976 Thomas S. Vavul became the sole stockholder in the company.

We are currently headquartered at 52245 St. Rd. 933 in South Bend, Indiana. This location consists of a 46,000 square foot building with a full service show room, offices, and a warehouse. A second location was opened in 1989 at 3329 N. Shadeland Ave. in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our third store opened in 1994 at 2244 S. Division St. in Grand Rapids, MI. The most recent store opened in 2001 at 929 N. Coliseum St. in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 2008 our Indianapolis store was renovated, and added a 12,000 square foot full service showroom.

South Bend Store

Our four fully stocked locations and show rooms serve the Midwest area's food service equipment needs. Our supplies include China, glassware, silverware, utensils, furniture, paper items, cleaning, and janitorial products. Equipment includes refrigeration, ice machines, ranges, fryers, grills, coffee makers, blenders, toasters, and numerous other small wares. We are proud to be known as one of the top 100 dealers in the United States.    

Our client list includes many independent restaurants, clubs, taverns, institutions, schools and corporate dining facilities. Many of our customers have been with us since the beginning in 1965 and we hope we can be of service to you in the future.   

If you are in need of a quality dealer that is knowledgeable, honest, financially stable, striving to provide customer service like we did when we first started, and above all a partner in your project, please do not hesitate to contact us.  


 Thomas S. Vavul, President