Fresh Fried Chicken Quick-service Brand Partners with Leading Foodservice Cloud Platform for Supply Chain Intelligence
CHICAGO – June 1, 2023 - ArrowStream, Inc. (“ArrowStream”), the leading foodservice cloud platform for supply chain intelligence, is proud to announce its new partnership with Chester’s Chicken (“Chester’s”) and welcome them to its network of over 275 chain operators across 100,000 restaurant locations, 1,300 distribution locations, and 10,000 manufacturers.
Chester’s is a fried chicken quick-service restaurant that operates in convenience stores, truck stops, supermarkets, and similar venues. Founded in 1965 and based in Birmingham, AL, Chester’s remains a family-owned business with over 1,100 locations in the U.S. and Canada. With aggressive growth plans, Chester’s partnered with ArrowStream to streamline their supply chain and create a more robust support system to ensure their franchisees are getting the right products, for the right price, and on time.
“ArrowStream will have a significant impact on profitability for both Chester’s and our franchisees,” said Jonathan Wilhite, Chief Financial Officer at Chester’s. “We’re excited to have ArrowStream as a strategic partner.”
With a complex distribution network and data residing in disparate systems, Chester’s was in need of a centralized visibility solution to proactively manage inventory and ensure purchasing compliance. Through ArrowStream, Chester’s will eliminate their manual processes and modernize their supply chain management and operations.
“Having worked with ArrowStream in the past, I know first-hand how impactful and necessary their solutions are to effective supply chain management,” said Cindy Wishon, Director of Purchasing and Distribution at Chester’s. “In addition, their responsiveness and how they engage with their customers is exceptional. They are a built-in extension of our team ready to go.”
ArrowStream Central enables multi-unit operators to establish priorities and eliminate surprises in their supply chain. Chester’s will be able to improve operations using inventory-monitoring features that examine current, allocated, and pending distributor inventory levels and alert them when products are at risk or out of stock. Through ArrowStream, Chester’s will also be able to simplify the process of managing supplier contracts by streamlining communication with all its suppliers and enabling them to view and manage individual contracts on a continuous basis.
“We look forward to a strong partnership with Chester’s and expanding ArrowStream’s solutions into the convenience store space,” said Marc Larson, VP of Sales at ArrowStream. “Quickly identifying pricing errors and expediting recovery is critical for growing brands like Chester’s. Through ArrowStream Central, Chester’s will be able to audit 100% of their contracted spend and protect their profit margins. We’re thrilled to partner in the expansion of their brand.”
Chester’s is the latest foodservice operator to partner with ArrowStream, joining a growing list of customers, including IPC Subway, BIBIBOP Asian Grill, and Cafe Rio, among others. ArrowStream’s solutions are developed specifically for the foodservice industry and provide operators, distributors, and manufacturers with an intelligent supply chain network that drives efficiency and cost savings in an end-to-end solution for their partners.
Connect with an ArrowStream expert today to learn how foodservice operators are improving their supply chain operations and partner collaboration.
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.
About Chester’s Chicken
Chester’s Chicken is a leading quick-service restaurant (QSR) concept, with 1,100 active locations and over 50 years of proven success. Chester’s offers high quality, great-tasting fried chicken in convenience stores, truck stops and supermarkets. Chester’s specially marinated chicken is double breaded using an old family recipe. Chester’s menu includes bone-in chicken, super tenders, bites, sandwiches and potato wedges as well as home-style sides, dipping sauces and desserts. To learn more, visit chesterschicken.com or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter.
Joe Ferrell: JFerrell@ArrowStream.com