By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Aug 20, 2009 at 5:15 PM

Fein Brothers, Inc. located at 2007 N. Martin Luther King Dr. has survived for more than 80 years. It's an icon.

Today, the business is changing ownership structure as several employees are buying the Fein Brothers brand, along with its inventory and assets.

Dine Out, Inc., the new owner, is owned by industry veterans Todd Minkin, Ben Minkin and Kevin Kavanaugh.  Combined, the group has more than 55 years of experience providing food service solutions to independent restaurant operators, schools, hospitality and healthcare facilities.

"The Minkin name has been associated with the Fein Brothers brand for over 50 years," notes Todd Minkin, whose father Gil joined Fein Brothers in the 1950s. "We are honored to continue this legacy."

Under the Fein Brothers name, Dine Out will operate the vast showroom servicing the immediate needs of customers by providing everything from small wares such as stock pots and ladles to large commercial refrigeration and food preparation equipment, in addition to quality reconditioned used products.

Originally home to a Schuster's Department Store, the showroom building is located in the Brewers Hill Neighborhood.

The company also provides complete food service layout and design services to the food service industry.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.