US foodservice supplier Golden State Foods has opened a new distribution centre in Salt Lake City.

The facility, opened through its subsidiary Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), is its 19th and, like the others, will be used to provide distribution to quick-service restaurant chains such as Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and Chipotle.

Ryan Hammer, president of QCD, said: “The Salt Lake City distribution centre is QCD’s sixth new DC to open in the past three years and reflects the company’s commitment to providing excellent last mile service to our customers in key areas of the country.

“To see this location grow from a small depot facility to a state-of-the-art foodservice distribution centre that provides the dispatching of routes to our valued customers seven days a week within a much tighter service radius is a great milestone for this team and our customers that we service.” 

The new facility will service all of the Salt Lake City, Richfield and Logan areas in Utah, as well as parts of Nevada, Wyoming, and Idaho. 

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QCD offers services to thousands of restaurants across the US using its fleet that travels more than 25 million miles a year.

In November last year, Golden State Foods sold nine of its 27 distribution centres in the country to foodservice wholesaler Martin Brower.

In April, the company announced changes to its management team structure in an attempt to accelerate its growth strategy.