The Quizno’s corporation (Nasdaq: QUIZ) today announced an agreement with a new national distribution company to become the exclusive distributor of food and paper products to the U.S.-based Quizno’s restaurant chain beginning Mon., Jan. 22, 2001. The new company replaces Alliant Foodservice, which will continue to service Quizno’s restaurants in the interim.

“Alliant has been a good partner to Quizno’s, but our chain has reached a point where it now makes sense to have more specialized distribution of its high-quality proprietary products,” said Bob Viviano, senior vice president of Quizno’s.

The new distributor was selected after a lengthy evaluation of several national food distributors, and was chosen because it is geared to provide specialized, custom-item distribution, which complements Quizno’s limited menu, national foodservice concept.

Quizno’s said the new distribution partner will be identified in a subsequent joint release after the Quizno’s franchise system has been notified of the change.

Quizno’s franchises and owns and operates Quizno’s Subs restaurants across the United States and in five foreign countries.

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