McLane Company receives Chick-fil-A Partners Award
From left: Brian Wray of Chick-fil-A; Bill Jarvis, Rene Acuna and Jeff Bass of McLane; and Tim Tassopoulos of Chick-fil-A.

McLane distribution center earns Partners Award from Chick-fil-A

Grocery and foodservice supply chain provider McLane Company Inc has received Chick-fil-A’s Partners Award for its Riverside (CA) Distribution Center. The award recognizes exceptional performance from an outstanding supplier.

Nominations are submitted for the award based on service that went above and beyond expectations. Past recipients of this award include Perdue Farms, KanPak, T Marzetti and two other McLane Distribution Center locations: Sumner and Lewisville.

Representatives from McLane Riverside accepted the award during the annual partner’s meeting and awards banquet at Chick-fil-A’s Peach Bowl Challenge at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro GA recently.

“McLane Riverside was the top performer in the Chick-fil-A Distribution Network for both on-times (97.32%) and fill-rate (99.97%). This steady, exceptional performance is certainly driving high Chick-fil-A operator satisfaction in Southern California,” said Steve Barker, senior director, supply chain operations at Chick-fil-A.

“The Riverside team does a great job for Chick-fil-A operators by providing proactive communication. In 2017, Riverside led all Chick-fil-A distributors with on-time deliveries,” said Jeff Bass, McLane’s director–SC Services and Division Purchasing.

McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, operates more than 80 distribution centers across the United States and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000 US locations. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,200 restaurants in 47 states and Washington DC.

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