US Foods announces opening of new Chef'Store in Tempe, Arizona, its fourth such store in nation

TEMPE, Arizona , June 18, 2014 () – New Food and Restaurant Supply Store Provides Food Industry Professionals with Everything They Need to be Successful at Competitive Prices Seven Days a Week

US Foods today opened the country’s fourth CHEF’STORE in Tempe, Ariz. CHEF’STORE is a wholesale food and restaurant supply store featuring an assortment of more than 6,000 pantry staples, specialty products and other must-have items for chefs, restaurant owners and other food industry professionals.

“CHEF’STORE features everything from fresh produce and meats to pantry staples and cookware and makes getting the right products at the right prices easier than ever for chefs and restaurateurs,” said David Schreibman, executive vice president of strategy and business development, US Foods. “With its expansive selection, wholesale prices and no membership fee, CHEF’STORE is now the destination for Tempe area chefs and food lovers looking to buy great food.”

The 60,000 square-foot store employs about 40 local residents and membership is free and open to everyone. CHEF’STORE is conveniently located at 3115 S McClintock in Tempe and easily accessible from anywhere in the area.

“CHEF’STORE is the answer for Tempe-area chefs and restaurant owners looking for a convenient way to get everything they need seven days a week,” said Steve Humphreys, region president, US Foods. “With its intuitive layout and wide easy to maneuver aisles, customers can get in and out quickly and back to business.”

Food safety is a top priority for US Foods and the temperature controlled areas in the store ensure that food is always kept at its proper temperature. Through its Stay Cool™ program, CHEF’STORE provides complimentary frozen gel packs and offers cooler bags and other products to ensure proper food temperature when customers transport perishables.

“CHEF’STORE is going to change the way local food industry professionals shop,” Humphreys said. “We’ve designed every aspect of the store to cater to our customers’ needs and make the shopping experience as easy as possible. With products in our store available in case and individual quantities, CHEF’STORE makes getting all the quality products our customers need and expect from US Foods even easier.”

The additional CHEF’STORE locations can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Columbia, South Carolina.

To learn more about CHEF’STORE, visit www.usfoods.com/chefstore.

About US Foods

As one of America’s great food companies and leading distributors, US Foods is Keeping Kitchens Cooking and making life easier for customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. With approximately $22 billion in annual revenue, the company offers more than 350,000 products, including high-quality, exclusive brands such as the innovative Chef’s Line, a time-saving, chef-inspired line of scratch-quality products, and Rykoff Sexton, a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.

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