Chef'store's weekend hours make it especially attractive to restaurant owners, who are often short on options when they run out of an ingredient or need to restock supplies, said Kurt Fleischfresser, executive chef partner for Western Concepts Restaurant Group and Irma's Burger Shack.
“How great would it be to go down there in a pinch and get something?” he said.
And the store makes restaurant-quality equipment like skillets and chef spoons easily accessible to home cooks interested in sharpening their cooking skills, he added.
Erwin said current US Foods delivery customers will be able to purchase items at the store through their account. The company's distribution centers deliver the same products to individual restaurants as they do to the store.
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