My dad has owned a wholesale food-service distributorship in Miami for 35 years, so I've learned to hate SYSCO (NYSE:SYY) with a passion. Well, maybe "hate" is too strong a word -- "envy," perhaps. I've been envious as SYSCO moves into markets, rubbing out (or acquiring) the little guy along the way.

I cringe when I see SYSCO trucks pull up behind my favorite restaurants, knowing full well that I'll be kicking coin into SYSCO's coffers the next time I eat out.

Unfortunately for the smaller players -- like my dad -- companies like SYSCO, Performance Food Group (NASDAQ:PFGC), U.S. Foodservice, and Koninklijke Ahold (NYSE:AHO) have all of the economies of scale working in their favor. SYSCO is the top dog, raking in more than $35 billion in sales last year.

So I'll leave the infighting to a pair of my Foolish colleagues this week. Michael Leibert is our bull. Ryan Fuhrmann is our bear. It's a food fight, my friends.

Which Fool will deliver the winning argument? That's what this week's bout is all about.

Duel on!

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is amazed that his father has been able to take on SYSCO for so long, but he also understands why his dad is now ready to sell the company. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this article. The Fool's disclosure policy is hungry.