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Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken Renews Multi-Year Partnership with Leading Foodservice Cloud Platform
CHICAGO – December 8, 2022 - ArrowStream, Inc. ("ArrowStream"), the leading foodservice cloud platform for supply chain intelligence, announced LFR Chicken LLC, the parent company of the Lee’s Famous Recipe® Chicken (“Lee’s”) brand, renewed its long-term partnership with ArrowStream to continue to drive business growth. Lee’s will continue to leverage ArrowStream’s supply chain visibility among a network of over 275 chain operators across 100,000 restaurant locations, 1,300 distribution locations and 10,000 manufacturers.
Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, founded in 1966, is a Top 250 casual-dining franchise that specializes in fresh chicken, homestyle side dishes and biscuits. To support their growth goals and more strategically and efficiently manage their supply chain for their 130 restaurant locations in the United States and Canada, Lee’s selected ArrowStream in 2021 to leverage their Contract Audit and Supply Chain Visibility solutions within ArrowStream Central.
Having access to supply chain data with guided analytics through ArrowStream has allowed Lee’s to transform their operations to quickly identify supply chain disruptions. At the start of the pandemic, this enabled Lee's to exceed consumer demand and quickly shift their business model to offer takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup, along with their already established drive-thru business.
“ArrowStream provided advantages to continue growth by managing inventory in real-time, reducing the risk of running out of product and allowing team members to communicate and quickly resolve issues between our restaurants, distribution centers and suppliers” said Ryan Weaver, CEO at Lee’s. “ArrowStream also enabled us to manage off-contract spending, better understand our food spend, identify new opportunities with suppliers and eliminate invoicing discrepancies.”
Lee’s was going through an important strategic growth phase early in their partnership with ArrowStream. During that time, it was imperative for Lee’s to rely on supply chain data and ArrowStream’s network for a broad selection of suppliers, and to help Lee's continue to serve the best products, both from a taste and quality standpoint. ArrowStream has provided a solution to gain deeper, more immediate visibility and helped Lee’s be more strategic with their partners.
“From the onset, we had the support and excitement from our operators as the platform immediately offered us opportunities to access new supplier relationships, all while identifying price variances which allowed us to quickly recover and ensure pricing is aligned with our distributor partners moving forward.” continued Ryan Weaver “By having our data complied into a single source of truth, our supply chain team has total control across our multi-distributor network. It was an easy decision to extend our partnership long-term with ArrowStream.”
“We are proud to have Lee’s renewing for another 3 years” said Jeff Dorr, President at ArrowStream. “Our solution is built to drive compliance, increase efficiencies for a brand’s supply chain, and ensure a return-on-investment year-over-year. Access to data has become critical to enabling faster growth while managing costs in today’s challenging supply chain. That continues to be reflected in our platform innovation. We are thrilled to continue to support Lee’s as a strategic partner for their future growth.”
Lee’s is among a growing network of restaurant operators including International Dairy Queen, Cooper’s Hawk, Papa Murphy's, and Red Robin, among others. ArrowStream’s solutions are developed specifically for the foodservice industry and provide its restaurant customers help in finding new partnership opportunities and saving costs through strategic sourcing, maintaining supply chain quality compliance and avoiding food safety issues, as well as access to commodity intelligence to ensure supply chain teams are making the most informed purchasing decisions.
For restaurant chain operators, foodservice manufacturers and distributors looking to improve their supply chain operations and partner collaboration, please request a demo today.
About Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken
For more than 50 years Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, a casual dining franchise founded in Lima, Ohio, has specialized in fresh, never frozen chicken. Today there are 130 Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken locations in 12 U.S. states and in Canada. For additional information, please visit www.LeesFamousRecipe.com.
ArrowStream, a Buyers Edge company, is the leading foodservice cloud platform for supply chain intelligence, with over 1,300 distribution locations, 10,000 manufacturers, and 275 leading brands across 100,000 restaurant locations tightly integrated into a single global network of applications and industry data. ArrowStream provides unparalleled levels of transparency, control, and actionable insight to mitigate risks, streamline operations, protect the brand, and optimize profitability. Find out more at www.arrowstream.com.
Joe Ferrell: JFerrell@ArrowStream.com