Savory Selections is pleased to announce the promotion of @chrishawkins to Vice President of Operations.

This new role is not only an expression of Chris’ dedication and contributions to our organization, but it is also a reflection of our significant growth and success by continuous improvement at Savory Selections.” Says President Nipul Patel.

Chris brings an expansive skill set to this new position, including his expertise in Restaurant Operations, P&L Management, Internal Development, Accounting and Risk Management. He has a successful track record in the implementation and consolidation of business process improvement. This pristine reputation is accompanied by notable achievement in linking corporate vision with the delivery of desired results through an emphasis on empowerment and development of people, processes, and technology.

Cris Hawkins

Savory Selections Acquires DiPrato’s Delicatessen Savory Selections welcomes South Carolina Delicatessen to their Portfolio of Restaurant Brands.

Columbia, South Carolina, November 16, 2021: As Q4 settles in, Savory Selections has the pleasure to announce the acquisition of yet another amazing brand, DiPrato’s Delicatessen.

This dinery is in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina where locals and passer-throughs alike are drawn in by a warm reputation and picturesque aesthetic. Since 2004, DiPrato’s has built a name for itself with a considerable social media following and dedicated community of guests. The establishment has been a beacon of warmth for the neighborhood, and that Savory Selections is looking forward to bolstering that warmth into many years to come.

DiPrato’s brings a combination of Southern Hospitality and Italian Authenticity to Savory Selection’s portfolio of Restaurant Brands. The result curates an experience like no other, one that keeps people coming back time and time again to dine with DiPrato’s! The Delicatessen is equipped with a patio that envelops guests in an atmosphere where their worries and stress are washed away as they enjoy high-quality, fresh food and wonderful company.

The acquisition brings an award-winning brand to the Savory Selections portfolio as DiPrato’s has had the pleasure of receiving several local awards including Columbia Living Magazine’s Best Lunch Spot award where the restaurant was praised for their renowned pimento cheese and other gourmet dips along with their authentic New York Style paninis, cheesecakes, and sandwiches.

DiPrato’s has also been recognized by USA Today’s 10 Best for being a ‘step above customary lunch fare’ with local-favorite signature sandwiches such as the triple-decker Reuben or the grilled portabella with fresh spinach and pesto mayonnaise. These delicacies join the Savory Selections’ portfolio of diverse and high-quality cuisines amidst this community of high-quality restaurant brands. The team is thrilled to officially welcome DiPrato’s Delicatessen and their dedicated staff to our community of culinary establishments.

“It’s not often that you come across a restaurant as outstanding as DiPrato’s,” says Nipul Patel, President of Savory Selections, “The achievements that this Delicatessen have reached over the past 20 years are only possible because of their team’s integrity, vision, and unyielding determination to create something truly special. Savory Selections is honored to stand together as one team with the force driving this success. DiPrato’s is much more than its scratch kitchen or the unbelievable service, it is a staple that has been created by the warm memories fostered at the experience of dining at DiPrato’s Delicatessen.

About Savory Selections

Savory Selections is a leading portfolio of emerging restaurant brands in the Southeast Region. Led by chef-inspired ingredients and local community presence, Savory Selections aims to provide culinary destination sites with great food and quality experience.


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Best of Columbia SC Dining 2020

Columbia Living Magazine

DiPrato’s wins best lunch again and all the locals know why. DiPrato’s is known for its famous pimiento cheese, available for takeout. The cases are also stocked with other gourmet sides and dips. If you are eating in the restaurant, try one of the signature sandwiches, Paninis, or salads. If you have a sweet tooth, try the giant cinnamon rolls or cheesecake that come right from New York.

— Columbia Living Magazine

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Engaging in Communities

Savory Selections firmly believes that engaging in the communities where we do business. This engagement is close to our hearts as we look to discover exciting new ways to support the community that supports us. We look to support local causes that support education, fight hunger, protect the environment, and promoting the art. Our team donates money, time, and expertise as we partner with organizations that are committed to improving and sustaining the quality of life in our neighborhoods. As our footprint expands, the more we want to emphasize that at the heart of who we are as Savory Selections, resides the guest as a member of a broader community that we are honored to be a part of.

— Beyond Food
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