CHICAGO, October 20, 2020 — ArrowStream, Inc. (“ArrowStream”), the leader in end-to-end supply chain management software for the foodservice industry, welcomes Ascent Hospitality Management (AHM) to its network of over 200 chain restaurant operators, 1,000 distribution center (DC) locations and 7,500 foodservice suppliers.
AHM is the parent company of Huddle House, a casual dining concept headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and primarily located in the Southeastern U.S. Huddle House was founded in 1964 and serves made-to-order homestyle meals delighting their customers at breakfast, lunch and dinner. With the acquisition of Perkins Restaurant and Bakery in 2019, AHM needed a supply chain technology partner to support the growth of their combined 679 corporate and franchise locations, 14 DCs including both self- and outside-distribution, and over 2,600 product SKUs.
“Our supply chain became very complex very quickly, and we knew we needed better management of our data to improve business,” said Nathan Ballard, Chief Supply Chain Officer at AHM. “We were specifically interested in obtaining a single platform that gave us and our vendors full visibility into our supply chain data and operations. ArrowStream was our choice because they not only had the technology, but also the expertise of a strategic business partner.”
Through accurate and fully integrated data within one platform, AHM will be able to achieve their goals, growing their business without adding additional internal work. ArrowStream’s Supply Chain Visibility and Strategic Sourcing solutions allow their supply chain team to improve contract and inventory management, increase contracted spend and reduce non-compliant purchases, eliminate invoice discrepancies, and identify new suppliers as well as consolidation opportunities. Robust reporting and analytics tools will also provide actionable insight to enhance their team’s decision making.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to support the growth of AHM with our supply chain management software and help take their data to the next level,” said Brian Tarvin, Account Director at ArrowStream. “As their selected partner, they’re trusting us to help them mitigate risks and optimize profitability, and that’s not something we take lightly.”
AHM is the latest foodservice operator to partner with ArrowStream, joining a growing list of customers including Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC Subway®), Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, and Shake Shack, among others. ArrowStream’s solutions are developed specifically for the foodservice industry and also provide its operator customers help in maintaining supply chain quality compliance and avoiding food safety issues, as well as access to commodity intelligence to ensure supply chain teams make the most informed purchasing decisions.
For restaurant chain operators who want to learn more, contact ArrowStream’s expert team.
Restaurant chain operators are capitalizing on their data to gain visibility into their supply chain, source smarter and strengthen food quality programs with ArrowStream. Through our global network of 1,000 distributors and 7,500 suppliers, we enable operators to streamline logistics and collaborate with their partners more efficiently. As the only end-to-end foodservice software solution built for corporate procurement and quality assurance teams, we’re proud to help over 200 of the largest chains protect their brand, optimize their supply chain and mitigate business risks. For more information, please visit www.arrowstream.com.
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