AmeriServe Food Distribution, Inc. announced on Friday that it has filed a Plan of Reorganization with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del.

"We are pleased to announce this action," said Ron Rittenmeyer, AmeriServe president and chief executive officer. "It marks a major step forward as we continue to work diligently through the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process."

AmeriServe, headquartered in Addison, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, is a major distributor specializing in chain restaurants, serving leading quick service systems such as KFC, Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.