The Future is Bright:

One of the Oldest Group Purchasing Organizations

Our Members see a future for operators that includes less time negotiating, ordering, and receiving deliveries, and more time developing creative ways to grow their business. The name EATFLEET represents a fiercely dedicated group of independent foodservice operators emerging out of the stillness in calm water to gather power, accumulate strength and harness the power of one large fleet to compete in the stormy rage of corporate dominance.

EATFLEET was launched in 1993 as Resource Alliance Network to further maximize the strengths of independent foodservice operators throughout the United States. In 2001 Resource Alliance Network became EATFLEET and a new era was born in the independent restaurant restaurant group buying industry in the Midwest. EATFLEET provides support to each Member in the areas of purchasing, management, employee benefits, information services, strategic planning, and services. The goal of every EATFLEET Member is to provide quality products and services to the communities they serve.

Twenty years of operating history and over ninety-five years of industry experience, including restaurant ownership, enable EATFLEET to recognize the needs of Members and Accredited Suppliers. Our market is not simply "restaurants" or "hospitality". Rather our market includes Foodservice Operations, as well as the Mainline Distributors and Manufacturers.

Our program partnership approach benefits all market segments through realization of maximum benefits, increased sales, reduced costs, and increased market share. Much more than a shopping list, EATFLEET is about assisting the independent operator to take full advantage of national contracts. It is the strength of those contracts that allows Members the opportunity to earn thousands of dollars in additional profits each year.

It was the dream of EATFLEET to build an organization to pull independent foodservice operators together as a united purchasing force. Much more than a shopping list, EATFLEET is about assisting the independent operator to take full advantage of national contracts. It is the strength of those contracts that allows Members the opportunity to earn thousands of dollars in additional profits each year. Our Members see a future for operators that includes less time negotiating, ordering, and receiving deliveries, and more time developing creative ways to grow their business.

A True Partnership Approach