USA Foods (previously known as US Foodservice) is a food service distributor based in the United States. US Foods was the tenth largest private firm in America until its IPO, with annual revenue of around $24 billion. Many of the companies that make up US Foods were started in the nineteenth century, including one that provided supplies to gold rush tourists in the 1850s. Until 1993, the corporation was known as U.S. Foodservice. From fresh meats and fruit to prepared and frozen goods, US Foods offers over 350,000 national brand products and its own “exclusive brand” items. More than 250,000 customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality businesses, government and educational institutions, are served by the corporation, which employs around 25,200 people in more than 60 locations across the country.
The corporation is based in Rosemont, Illinois, and is a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker name USFD.
Sysco Corp stated on December 9, 2013, that it will buy US Foods for $8.2 billion ($3.5 billion-plus $4.7 billion in debt), however, on June 24, 2015, US Federal Judge Amit Mehta determined that the combined Sysco-US Foods would dominate 75% of the US foodservice market, suffocating competition. Sysco and US Foods dissolved their merger on June 29, 2015.
Specialty divisions and companies
North Star Foodservice
The company’s North Star Foodservice divisions were renamed US Foods as part of its rebranding in October 2011.
Next Day Gourmet
In October 2011, US Foods renamed its equipment and supply segment from Next Day Gourmet to US Foods Culinary Equipment & Supplies as part of the company’s rebranding strategy.
Stock Yards Packing was sold to U.S. Foodservice in February 2000. At the time, U.S. Foodservice owned seven other specialized meat cutters and wanted to add a reputable company to the mix. The company’s strong management and labor force, great customer service, reputation for high-quality products,, and the fact that Stock Yards was a licensed Angus beef distributor were all advantages in purchasing them. At the time of the acquisition, Dan Pollack claimed that he planned to use Stock Yards’ experience to streamline and standardize US Foods’ meat cutting procedures.
What’s the most eaten food in America?
- French Fries85%
- Grilled Cheese83%
- Mashed potatoes83%
- Corn on the Cob82%
- Fried Chicken80%
- Steak and Baked potato80%
What do Americans eat for dinner?
- baked/grilled/fried chicken.
- pork chops.
- baked or grilled fish.
What is the most eaten food?
The most prevalent food staples are cereal grains and tubers. Although there are over 50,000 edible plants on the planet, only 15 of them generate 90% of the world’s food energy. Two-thirds of this is made up of rice, corn (maize), and wheat.
What is the most popular fast food in the USA?
McDonald’s comes in first with nearly $40 billion in sales, which is unsurprising. Despite a crisis involving its former CEO, McDonald’s managed to outsell its competitors—the firm made nearly twice as much as Starbucks, the second-largest fast-food chain.
Do Americans eat rice?
times a month, but eats flavored rice once every two months; 31% of Americans eat plain rice and only 15% eat flavored rice. … of rice consumption, with 55% of this population, compared to 27% among White Americans. 71% of Asian Americans eat rice, followed by Blacks with 59%, and Hispanics with 47%.