From sourcing to limited-time offers (LTO) and test management, we provide national account operators with innovative supply chain solutions.
Our network of distribution centers, no individual product-line minimums, quick order turnaround time, and weekly deliveries to distributors via a Dot truck or drop shipment allows us to easily handle this business and solve problems for all stakeholders involved.
Our e-commerce website, Dot Expressway, allows national account operators to view marketing and nutritional information and instantly source products. This helps them meet their specific menu requirements—and their customers’ evolving tastes.
Benefits for National Account Operators
More Sourcing Options
With 134,000+ items from 1,000 suppliers, you can find the exact sample you're looking for on our e-commerce website, Dot Expressway.
Quicker Speed to Market
Our two-to-four day lead time and one-case minimums get your products to your distributor much quicker than going direct.
Improved Service and Quality
We own 100% of our trucks and trailers, ensuring a reliable Dot driver and equipment deliver product quickly to your distributors.
COVID-19 Food & Packaging Essentials
From delivery and carryout supplies to individually packaged products, we have what your restaurants need. See the items your distributor can get through us.
Do you have a Dot Expressway account? You can order samples on our e-commerce website and be on your way. Or check out all the brands you can order through your distributor if they have partnered with us.
Your customers crave global flavors, but getting the right amount of imports can be challenging. Savor Imports simplifies sourcing by providing the emerging ingredients you need in two to four days.
Natural and Specialty Category
Even in these challenging times, consumers are buying food that makes them feel good. We carry over 8,000 of the plant-based, organic, and specialty products to meet these needs.
GFSI Score: 99.34%
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a private organization that maintains the benchmark for food safety standards, has recognized our tenacious work in this area. In 2019, we received a 99.34% GFSI-recognized average rating for our United States distribution centers. This score falls within the highest standard for food safety, according to GFSI.
Why They Work With Dot
Lake Dawson, Product Development & Innovation Brand Chef, Tropical Smoothie Café
"Dot Foods provides an extensive pantry that helps Tropical Smoothie innovate more quickly and efficiently. Through its wide range of products, we're able to accelerate or go to market and introduce menu offerings at scale. Our partnership with Dot Foods allows us to save time on process, which ultimately buys us time to create."
Lisa Kartzman, Vice President of Supply Chain, Shake Shack
"Throughout my career within foodservice, Dot Foods has been a solutions provider for both the operator and distributor. Adding Dot Foods into our distribution network has aided our supply system nationally and provided a layer of expertise with their experienced team. The Dot Foods warehouse footprint offers chain restaurants security of supply for an extraordinarily large, diverse mix of products."
Jennifer Holwill, Corporate Chef, Cinnabon
"It would definitely take a longer process in order to get things through the supply chain without Dot, without having that silver bullet in our back pocket. Being able to get one case of product delivered to test markets that are spread across the country has helped tremendously with the testing of new products and concepts in order to grow our brand while keeping consistency."
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