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UFPC Renames Contractor Connection Division for Expansion of Services in QSR

Louisville, Ky. — March 4, 2013

Dale Holden, Senior Vice President, Equipment Sales, Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op, LLC announced that UFPC Contractor Connection, a value-added services program for restaurant owners since 2009, will be renamed UFPC Facilities Connection.

UFPC Contractor Connection, a construction products and services business, has been a strategic partner of UFPC Equipment Sales since their initial inception in 2009. Under the new name, UFPC Facilities Connection will continue to expand its products and services programs targeted to the QSR industry from its home office in Louisville, Ky.

UFPC Facilities Connection is a strategic business partnership between UFPC Equipment Sales (a division of Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op) and Accuserv, an asset management and distribution company.

“In responding to the operational needs of our owners, we’re excited to expand these types of partnerships which drive value and reduce operational costs,” said Holden. UFPC Equipment Sales currently operates several strategic programs with key business partners in smallwares, parts, and international equipment distribution.

About UFPC

UFPC, headquartered in Louisville, Ky. has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Irvine, Calif., Plano, Texas and Wichita, Kan. UFPC is the exclusive supply chain management organization for Yum! Brands, Inc. and its three restaurant systems — KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. UFPC also manages the supply chain for A&W and Long John Silver’s restaurant systems through specific purchasing agreements.

UFPC negotiates prices on food, packaging, non-food and equipment items as part of the exclusive, supply chain management services. With world-class buying expertise, supplier-relationship management and evolving strategic processes, UFPC negotiates pricing on over 2,000 food and packaging items and over 20,000 equipment items in support of multiple restaurant brands. For more information visit www.ufpc.com.

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