News Release
 March 9, 2020
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, is pleased to promote David Rodriguez to Head Barista of Tops four new SPoT Cafes located throughout Western New York.

At Tops, David will oversee all current Tops/SPoT Cafes and their operations as well as upcoming café franchise openings, new hire training, quality control and checks, follow up training, event approval, sales and profit growth, product quality and customer service expectations as well as being extremely knowledgeable in the craft.

Prior to joining the Tops team he worked in numerous cafes in Washington, D.C. over the span of ten years, with his longest tenure at a well-known café, Tryst. He trained under Counter Culture coffee before moving back home to Buffalo, NY where he began working for SPoT coffee in 2016, working his way up thru the ranks. During his time there David worked production in the roastery, handled in-store training, did quality checks at all SPoT locations, oversaw all new franchise-planning and setup, handled staff training and grand openings including opening cafes in West Hartford, CT, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, Snyder Café location, Amherst, NY, and West Seneca, NY Library as well as four tops locations.

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY David is currently a resident of Cheektowaga, NY where he resides with his fiancé. -more- Do you have a passion for food? So do we! Join the 28th largest supermarket chain in the country and do what you love every day-all while learning new skills, honing your craft, and growing as a leader. From various positions throughout our stores to warehouse opportunities and more, we just may have the perfect match for you! To learn more about the great opportunities that await you at your neighborhood Tops visit


Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 14,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


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