ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwire - Jun 2, 2011) - U.S. Foodservice, one of America's leading foodservice distributors to restaurants, hospitals, schools and other prominent operators, today announced it has acquired the local restaurant distribution business of White Apron, a supplier and processor of premium fresh meats based in Brea, Calif. The business will be integrated into the U.S. Foodservice-Los Angeles division, in La Mirada, Calif.

"The addition of the White Apron local restaurant distribution business will expand our customer base to include some of the leading restaurants in Southern California," said Gene Steffes, division president, U.S. Foodservice-Los Angeles. "White Apron will continue to operate as a wholesale meat supplier and processor, supplying high-quality meats that help U.S. Foodservice customers succeed."

John Reese, president, White Apron, said, "We look forward to working with the U.S. Foodservice-Los Angeles team to provide a seamless transition for all our valued customers. We are excited to have the opportunity to not only continue supplying meat to our former customers but now will help provide a full line of quality protein items to the entire family of U.S. Foodservice customers."

White Apron will be a preferred supplier to U.S. Foodservice of premium fresh meats in the Southern California market. In addition, White Apron will continue to service its retail and other non-distribution customers.

Two White Apron protein specialists will join U.S. Foodservice-Los Angeles division to serve customers.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About White Apron
Founded in 1952, in Brea, Calif., White Apron is one of the largest independent protein purveyors in the Los Angeles area. The company processes and supplies a full line of high quality protein products to a wide range of retail accounts, food processors, foodservice operations and other customers.

About U.S. Foodservice
U.S. Foodservice is one of America's leading foodservice distributors, offering more than 350,000 national brand products and its own high-quality private label items, ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide. U.S. Foodservice provides the finest quality food and related products to more than 250,000 customers, including independent restaurants, government operations, healthcare and hospitality entities, educational institutions and prominent multi-unit restaurant companies. With approximately $19 billion in annualized revenue, the company is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Discover more at

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Christina Koliopoulos
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
U.S. Foodservice, Inc.
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