The trusted partner for restaurant success.
McLane’s vast national network and advantaged geographic positions means we go where our customers go, helping drive the growth of the largest and most beloved restaurant chains across America.
We have the scale, flexibility, and proven reliability to match the pace and priorities of our customers – whether that means responding to spikes in demand, adhering to rigorous standards, or managing the innovative LTOs that set brands apart. We also understand the complexities of corporate and franchise businesses, buying groups and cooperatives and navigate and support each with precision and world-class customer service. Throughout our long-tenured experience of being the go-to distribution partner to the best and the brightest restaurant brands, we’ve developed industry leading procurement, warehousing, logistics, food safety, and delivery services with unmatched breadth and depth.
That’s why the most recognized restaurant chains trust us not only to manage and deliver their products, but to support them in delivering on their brand promise, every day.
Our distribution centers allow us to be there when and where you need us.
As a proven and stable organization, we’ll be with you for the long term.
We get the right product to the right place at the right time.
Whether it’s ordering systems, invoicing or inventory, we can help.
Industry-leading Distribution Solutions
The ability to manage crises is vital to a restaurant brand’s success. During times of crisis, we leverage our entire network to help your restaurants maintain stock and keep your business running smoothly.
With our rapid response solutions, customers are better able to:
- Manage spikes in demand
- Stock and supply new restaurant openings
- Recover quickly from unforeseen disasters
Logistical efficiency is a must for any successful business. With McLane, you get an industry leader in fulfilling orders accurately, on-time, and without worry. From our national network of over 80 modern distribution centers, you gain a proximity advantage to serve the needs of restaurants throughout a region or across the entire country.
Just as important, we can can maintain cold chain integrity for your entire order from the distribution center to delivery. Our state-of-the-art fleet of nearly 4,000 tractors and 7,500 trailers is temperature monitored and regulated to facilitate safe, on-time delivery of products.
Other logistics services that McLane currently provides include:
- Inbound Freight Logistics: Through our logistics subsidiary, Vantix, we work with over 3,000 carriers to bid on freight lanes and manage any freight issues our customers may have
- Backhaul Services: Providing suppliers with the most cost-efficient solution for sending freight to the distribution centers
- Redistribution: Through our subsidiary, KINEXO, we provide a proprietary modeling process that aggregates less-than-truckload purchase volume across all distribution center locations and suppliers. Then we optimize inbound and outbound loads utilizing technology and our strategically located warehouses network
- Export Services: 39 countries
Effective promotions and limited-time offers (LTOs) can often be the way your restaurants stand apart from the competition. And no one has more experience and expertise ensuring product is available to meet the demand of your critical marketing efforts than McLane. From forecasting sales and advance delivery of product to tracking promotional sales and adjusting inventory to accommodate changes, McLane has the experience and know-how to support you in executing your vital and innovative promotions. In addition, our automated inventory management systems help maintain that “core” business inventory levels are maintained during regular business periods as well as special promotions.
In the restaurant industry, cutting-edge technology and automation can help your employees work more efficiently while also keeping costs under control–from the warehouse to the register. Our extensive technology solutions provide valuable assistance in logistics, distribution, back office, and other areas, giving your business the help it needs to confidently place orders, optimize promotion opportunities, and streamline operations from end to end.