About FDY Inc.

Humble Beginnings

FDY, Inc. is a wholly, minority-owned foodservice company that specializes in developing and operating restaurants and dining service programs in airports, travel plazas, corporate and nonprofit organizations, federal government facilities, and colleges and universities throughout the Southeast.

The company was founded in 1982 by Floyd D. Young in Charlotte, North Carolina to enhance the quality of foodservice programs in corporations, and regional colleges and universities. It also provided career growth opportunities and benefits for their associates.

Since its inception, FDY, Inc. has gradually grown from a small foodservice management company operating on four college campuses in the Carolinas to a leading foodservice and restaurant franchise management company operating in twenty airport, transportation, retail, corporate, and academic locations in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region.

Uninterrupted Growth

FDY, Inc.’s continuous growth and success have garnered multiple awards as a prominent foodservice enterprise. It has also received local, regional, and national recognition for its staunch commitment to providing quality foodservice operations with a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction and career opportunities.

FDY, Inc. is a nationally certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE), and U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (USDOTDBE).

It employs 400 associates who provide quality customer service to 5.5 million customers annually in North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

FDY’s Commitment To Community

Health & Wellness:

Sustain 365 is an innovative sustainability initiative that promotes nutrition awareness and supports our customers’ healthy lifestyles.  We operate selective brand concepts and create nutrient-dense recipes in our dining programs that offer vegan, vegetarian, carb-friendly, and gluten-free options.

Sustainable Communities:

FDY, Inc. has long served as a community advocate for more than thirty years in the Charlotte community. We have partnered with the United Negro College Fund, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Thurgood Marshall Foundation, and Pride Magazine to promote socioeconomic mobility among residents in communities that we serve. In addition, FDY, Inc. is a long-standing sponsor of scholarship and internship awards to numerous college students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.


Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)

Small Business Administration Small Business Certification

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

National Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DOT DBE)

Maryland DOT Business Enterprise / Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MDOT DBE)

U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DOT DBE)

• Florida • Georgia • Maryland • North Carolina • Virginia • Washington, D.C.

Small Business Administration North Carolina HUBZone

Carolinas Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council

Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)


Airport Minority Advisory Council

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Carolinas HealthCare System

Greater Charlotte Hospitality & Tourism Alliance

Maryland/District of Columbia Minority Supplier Development Council

Carolinas Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council

National Association of College and University Food Services

FDY Leadership

We believe our greatest asset is our associates. We hire career-minded professionals who are customer-focused, ambitious, and dedicated to operating our airport concessions and dining service programs.

We offer continuous training and education to our foodservice associates, multi-unit managers, and administrative staff to ensure we provide quality customer service and meet the growing business needs to stay competitive in the restaurant franchise industry.

Keith J. Haywood

President & CEO

“I am proud of our legacy as it relates to growing opportunities for our associates and standing on a foundation of quality, service, and sustained growth.  We are poised and prepared to stay laser-focused on the future growth of our business.”

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Najla Haywood

Vice President and Director of Communications

“FDY, Inc. has a long, reputable history of being a service-oriented company that values its people and its customers.  As we continue our path toward further growth, every decision we make will be grounded in our values.”

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Ed Moolenaar

Chief Financial Officer

“Giving our managers and associates the tools to do their jobs better and efficiently is the top priority of our support staff. No detail is insignificant if it affects the satisfaction of our customers and clients.”

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Peter Daudu

Director of Operations

“Our operations are the lifeblood of our organization. I am proud to help drive growth and expansion while contributing to the development and promotion of the next generation of talented managers and operators.”

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Robert L. Cochrane, Jr.


“Exceeding the industry’s standards, building community, and creating generational wealth are our core values. We continue to honor the legacy of Mr. and Mrs. Young by leading the market through superior customer service, vision, and pride!”

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Ora Jackson

Director of Human Resources

“I feel our staff is the best in the industry. A business is not successful without service-oriented people who really love their work; that’s the kind of people we work with.”

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Nina Parmley

Corporate Payroll Administrator

“A strong team spirit infuses every aspect of our relationships with our clients, customers, and each other. Our associates team up for concept brainstorming sessions with the common goal of improving customer satisfaction, services, and products.”

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Halina Koziel

Accounts Payables Administrator

“I believe that if you take every opportunity and experience to learn, the knowledge will move you forward in your career and in your life.”

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