Kroger starts restaurant delivery service

A Kroger employee delivers a box of food.

Written by James Shea

Restaurants often get a supply order from major food distributors once or twice a week. They have a new option when ordering a limited quantity of food at the last minute. Kroger in Dallas has started a restaurant supply initiative.

Through the effort, restaurants can order food and supplies from Krogers and get the products delivered the next day. According to a release, prices are competitive with other suppliers. Online orders can be placed seven days a week.

“Supply chain bottlenecks are impacting nearly every restaurant across the country – this opportunity comes at a great time for small and independent restaurants,” said Corey Mobley, executive director of the North Texas Region of the Texas Restaurant Association. “We’re proud to work with Kroger to strengthen our industry.”

Kroger has been working to expand and offer delivery services. It has built several fulfillment centers around the country and offering delivery to small restaurant chains seems like a natural outgrowth of that process. The new service could work well for catering companies and small restaurants.

“Running a restaurant has always been difficult – and today it feels like it’s harder than ever,” said Jay Scherger, director of Kroger technology & digital/e-commerce accelerator. “This new service will bring our fresh assortment directly to regional businesses – all at consistent prices, product availability and delivery cadence they can count on.”

Businesses must submit an EIN and Texas state tax ID to begin an order.

“Like our resident shoppers, we know our commercial customers want options and solutions that offer fresh food, consistent pricing and reliability,” said Keith Shoemaker, president of Kroger Dallas Division. “When our Dallas-Ft. Worth restaurants think food, we want them to think Kroger. We look forward to providing this new offering and extension of our overall grocery ecosystem.”

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