Industry News | August 1, 2013

Giardino Hands Supply Responsibilities to SCS

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Supply Chain Services, LLC announced an agreement with Giardino Enterprises (“GE”), owner of the Giardino Gourmet Salad restaurant chain in South Florida, to provide supply chain management services for all Giardino Gourmet Salad restaurants.

 

Giardino is an up-and-coming brand in the U.S. SCS will develop a customized supply chain strategy for the Giardino brand, as well as provide day-to-day management of the chain’s food, packaging, and smallwares purchasing and distribution activities.

 

SCS general manager Steve Pattison says, “We are excited to partner with Giardino Gourmet Salads, a pioneer in the fast casual salad and healthy food segment. Our shared savings model is a compelling option for our clients. As their purchasing agency of record, we provide professional supply chain management and our fee is a share of the savings we generate. Clients do not have to pay out-of-pocket for our services. It’s a win-win situation. ”

 

As Kenny Lugo of Giardino explains, “Our partnership with SCS will help us improve the unit economics of our restaurant concept; driving lower food costs and helping us deliver higher profitability for our operators.”

 

The agreement between the two companies reflects the old adage that one should let the experts do what they do best. In this case, SCS will manage supply chain, while the team at Giardino’s can focus on growing the brand by delivering quality fresh food through their unique style of restaurants and products.