Applebee's 2014 Vendor and Distributor of the Year Awards Announced

CSCS News Release - 10/9/2014


Applebee’s Vendor of the Year awards are presented annually to the vendor partner who made the greatest contribution to the Applebee's system during the past year. Selected by a cross-functional team from Centralized Supply Chain Services, Applebee’s and DineEquity, the 2014 winner is Stampede Meats.

Criteria for the selection include: value, innovation, reliability, product consistency and quality, and service and responsiveness. 

The 2014 Applebee’s Distributor of the Year recipient is Sysco Lincoln. Sysco Lincoln services a large number of Applebee's and is very focused on the needs of the brand and its franchisees. At the distribution center they have assembled a team of supply chain professionals who thoroughly understand the products and inventory requirements of Applebee’s, resulting in service scores that are consistently above contract standards.  Compliance to CSCS programs and pricing is strong, and when issues do arise they are addressed quickly and to satisfaction. Sysco Lincoln exceeded the overall performance expectations of CSCS more than any other distribution center in the system in 2014.

Congratulations to Stampede Meats and Sysco Lincoln on their achievement and outstanding contributions to Applebee’s and Centralized Supply Chain Services.