Chicago, IL – March 2, 2021 – ArrowStream, Inc. (“ArrowStream”), the leader in end-to-end supply chain management software for the foodservice industry, announced Slim Chickens renewed its partnership with ArrowStream to continue the support of their rapid business growth by leveraging data and innovative solutions for a modern supply chain operation.
Slim Chickens, an Arkansas-based restaurant franchise known for its 100% fresh, all-natural chicken tenders, fresh sandwiches, salads, wraps and housemade sauces first implemented ArrowStream’s Contract Price Auditing and Supply Chain Visibility solutions in 2018 as an emerging chain with 70 U.S. locations. Knowing they required a technology partner whose platform could scale with their growth goals to meet 600 locations within 10 years, they selected ArrowStream.
“We are elated with what we’ve been able to achieve with ArrowStream in such a short time,” said Pat Fries, Vice President of Supply Chain at Slim Chickens. “From their innovation in data and technology to their partnership philosophy, they have helped facilitate our growth, even during the pandemic. Having their support and technology during this unfamiliar time allowed our team to quickly get a handle on our supply chain and continue to focus on serving our guests.”
ArrowStream’s solutions enable Slim Chickens to address mission-critical challenges in brand protection, supply monitoring and profitability optimization across the foodservice supply chain. Slim Chickens is among a network of over 250 chain restaurant operators, 1,000 DC locations and 8,000 foodservice suppliers that leverage ArrowStream’s single industry-wide data platform to obtain unprecedented levels of transparency, control and actionable insight.
Like all restaurant chains, Slim Chickens faced a new set of challenges when the COVID-19 pandemic began. With full visibility into their distributors’ inbound shipments, inventory, and store usage, Slim Chickens quickly stabilized their operation, allowing the brand to increase same-store sales, and add new restaurants throughout the 2020 calendar year.
“It’s been exciting for us to help the Slim Chickens team find success by using supply chain data and technology to support business growth,” said Marc Larson, Senior Sales Director at ArrowStream. “We’ve seen a shift in the market over the years as more and more emerging restaurant chains are needing access to our solutions to run their supply chains with lean teams, improve efficiencies and reduce costs. We’ve been proud to provide scalable solutions to our emerging chain customers that offer the risk mitigation, profit optimization and brand protection needed to grow in a competitive industry.”
Slim Chickens is among a growing network of operator customers including Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC Subway®), Shake Shack, Inspire Brands and QDOBA Mexican Eats, among others. ArrowStream’s solutions are developed specifically for the foodservice industry and also provide its operator customers help in finding new partnership opportunities and saving costs through strategic sourcing, maintaining supply chain quality compliance and avoiding food safety issues, as well as access to commodity intelligence to ensure supply chain teams are making the most informed purchasing decisions.
For restaurant chain operators who want to learn more, contact ArrowStream’s expert team.
ABOUT SLIM CHICKENS
Slim Chickens opened in 2003 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a focus on fresh, delicious food with a southern flair in a fast-casual setting. Guests can always expect fresh chicken tenders and wings cooked to order and served with housemade dipping sauces. With 121 locations opened and a fanatical following in 19 U.S. states, as well as international locations in Kuwait and London, the eternally cool brand is an emerging national and international franchise leading the “better chicken” segment with a goal to grow over 600 restaurants over the next decade. Southern hospitality is not just for the South; everyone, everywhere can appreciate honest food to socialize with friends and neighbors. To learn more about the brand, visit slimchickens.com.
ArrowStream is the leader in end-to-end supply chain management software for the foodservice industry, helping clients capitalize on data to improve their business. ArrowStream serves thousands of chain restaurant operators, distributors and suppliers with a single integrated network of applications and industry data, providing unmatched levels of transparency, control and actionable insight to protect their clients’ brands, mitigate risks and optimize profitability. For more information, visit www.arrowstream.com.
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