Supplier Diversity

Diversity is more than a trend in supplier development

With an annual purchasing volume of more than $6.0 billion, Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions (RSCS) negotiates volume purchases of food, packaging, equipment and other supplies from manufacturers and suppliers for purchase by operators and distributors who supply operators. As part of our commitment to the brands we support, RSCS works jointly with our brands to develop strategic relationships with diversity companies.

In 1999, approximately 1 percent of the supplier managed spend was represented by diversity. By 2016, this figure had risen to 8.6 percent and we are proud to report a system diversity spend of $513.3 million.

For more information, please see our formal policy below. 

Are you a diversity owned business?

If the answer is yes and you would like your business to be considered as a supplier to our restaurant brands, please register on the Supplier Diversity Portal. Steps involved in becoming an approved supplier can be viewed at Supplier Approval Steps.

For more information regarding RSCS’s Supplier Diversity Program, please contact:

John Dick, Sr. Purchasing Manager
Food Procurement
Office: 502.896.5942
Email: john.dick@rscs.com

Our policy

Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions will utilize diversity suppliers wherever possible in all aspects of our business. In compliance with this policy, RSCS will:

  • Actively seek qualified suppliers for all possible requirements and opportunities.
  • Assist suppliers so they fully comprehend our system’s expectations and the procedure for submitting competitive proposals to RSCS.
  • Identify business development opportunities for suppliers who cannot immediately meet our system’s requirements.
  • Accept only those proposals that are competitive with other supply options. RSCS does not sacrifice availability, pricing or quality with its supplier diversity purchasing decisions.

It is the intent of this policy to increase procurement from qualified diversity concerns, thereby establishing a stronger diversity business community and a more viable national economic base.

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