Somerset Food Service to be lead supplier for Fazoli's

Somerset Food Service has signed a multi-year contract to be the lead distributor of food items to 260 Fazoli's restaurants in 30 states.

Somerset will directly supply 63 Fazoli's restaurants in five states while nine other members of the Unipro food distribution co-operative will supply the other 197 Fazoli's in 25 states.

Both Somerset Food Service and Fazoli's are privately owned and based in Kentucky.

The value of the contract was not disclosed, but Somerset said its sales are expected to reach $115 million in 2009 from $90 million in 2008. The company has more than 135 employees in the Lake Cumberland area of Kentucky.