AGAR Supply

January 25, 2010 10:35 ET

New England Wholesale Food Distributor AGAR Inks Six-Year-Deal With Papa Gino's and D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches

AGAR of Taunton to Supply Well-Known New England Eateries With a Wide Range of Products

TAUNTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2010) - New England Wholesale food distributor AGAR, product specialist for independent restaurants, retailers and other food service providers, has signed a six-year agreement with both Papa Gino's and sister chain D 'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches. Both are under the Papa Gino's, Inc. name based in Dedham, MA.

AGAR, based in Taunton, will supply both restaurant groups with a variety of products including meats, breads, dairy items such as cheeses, condiments, paper goods and other products. The New England-based wholesale food distributor will act as the restaurant group's broadline distributor and supply these items to all locations including 170 Papa Gino Pizzerias and 200 D 'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches locations. Both restaurant franchises have served quality food to millions of New England guests for more than 40 years.

AGAR will also assist both restaurant groups with enhancing their internal efficiencies by offering the technology to help them with online ordering. Each location in the group will be able to track inventory and order product through a central ordering system which will ultimately go straight to AGAR for processing, allowing operators more time to focus on front of house operations.

"We recognize long-term agreements in this business are very rare," stated Karen S. Bressler, president and CEO of AGAR. "The fact that Papa Gino's and D 'Angelo have chosen to partner with us for a long period of time goes to show the commitment we give our customers and the dedication we have for supplying quality products with unwavering service. We always have the best interest of our customers in mind and a long-term relationship such as this one proves we can be very competitive in our pricing."

About AGAR:

Wholesale food distributor Agar Supply Co, Inc., based in Taunton, Massachusetts, is New England's largest independent food distributor and the thirteenth largest in the United States. AGAR offers a wide range of solutions for the food service industry. The company is New England's premier supplier of meats, poultry, seafood and grocery items as well as dairy products, non-perishables, non food items, janitorial supplies and small wares. Contact AGAR at 800-669-6040 or

About Papa Gino's, Inc.

Based in Dedham, Massachusetts, Papa Gino's, Inc. is the parent company of Papa Gino's and D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches. Papa Gino's, Inc. operates more than 370 company-owned and franchised Papa Gino's, D'Angelo and dual-location restaurants and employs more than 5,000 people. Both D'Angelo and Papa Gino's are committed to providing high-quality products, attentive service, clean, convenient, attractive restaurants, and a premium value experience for every guest. The company culture, which is characterized by its values, a strong work ethic and the fair treatment of people, includes a large number of people who have spent their entire working lives in these restaurants, keeping the passion for excellence alive. For more information about Papa Gino's, Inc. and its brands, please visit

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