ATLANTA – Church’s Chicken announced Richmond, Va.-based Performance Food Group (PFG) as the chain’s exclusive distributor in the United States. PFG will provide distribution for regions still serviced by other providers beginning in June and will continue to be the provider going forward through the rest of 2021 through 2026.
The partnership will be managed by PFG’s Customized Division, which specializes in tailor-made distribution services for restaurants. For more than 35 years, individual PFG divisions have previously worked with Church’s and have routinely been responsible for an average of $250 million in food distribution for the brand and its restaurants, Church’s said.
“Quality and a reliable supply chain are vital to our business at Church’s,” said Randy Lawrence, senior vice president of Global Supply Chain and Quality Assurance for the brand. “In working with various divisions of PFG in different locations across the country, we knew that they understood our expectations in terms of sourcing and providing the high quality of product we insist upon for our guests. As we examined the additional value and economies of scale PFG could deliver on a nationwide level, it became clear they were the right partner for helping us meet our goals as we continue to grow and expand in the future.”
Performance Food Group is a foodservice distribution firm that operates a national network of more than 100 distribution centers and has relationships with thousands of suppliers across the United States. The company markets and delivers food and related products to more than 200,000 locations including independent and chain restaurants, schools, business and industry locations, healthcare facilities, vending distributors, office coffee service distributors, big box retailers and theaters.