US Foods CHEF’STORE expands bi-coastal footprint with four new locations

ROSEMONT, Ill. – US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) announced plans to open new US Foods CHEF’STORE® stores in Merced and Santa Cruz, Calif., Helena, Mont., and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The additional stores further expand the reach of the CHEF’STORE offering, providing restaurateurs, food industry professionals, community groups and home chefs with a warehouse-style retail solution to quickly stock or restock ingredients at the case and in individual quantities.

Merced and Santa Cruz stores will join the 15 existing CHEF’STORE stores across California. The Merced store will be located at 3275 R St. and will offer customers nearly 19,000 square feet of shopping space. The Santa Cruz and Merced stores are scheduled to open in the fall of 2022. The Santa Cruz store will be located at 1660 Commercial Way and will offer over 23,000 square feet to its customers.

The Helena store will bring its third CHEF’STORE location to the state of Montana, joining existing locations in Kalispell and Missoula. Opening in early 2023, the new Helena CHEF’STORE will offer 20,000 square feet of retail space and will be located at 2885 N Sanders St.

The Winston-Salem store will be the second CHEF’STORE location in North Carolina. Scheduled to open in December 2022, the new Winston-Salem location will feature 23,500 square feet of retail space and will be located at 140 Stratford Commons Court.

“The new CHEF’STORES will provide foodservice operators in Northern California, Montana and North Carolina with a convenient new outlet to purchase their must-have foods and supplies,” said John Mathews, vice president of sales and marketing for CHEF’STORE. “Merced, Santa Cruz, Helena and Winston-Salem have a growing community of restaurateurs and cooking professionals. CHEF’STORE is delighted to meet their needs with thousands of restaurant quality products at competitive prices. »

This year, CHEF’STORE announced the opening of three new stores in Visalia, CA, Lynchburg, Virginia and Spartanburg, SC With over 80 locations in 13 states, CHEF’STORE offers thousands of restaurant-quality products at products, including fresh meat, fresh produce, dairy, deli meats and frozen seafood to industry professionals and home chefs. Customers can also purchase a wide range of cookware, beverages, catering items, janitorial supplies, and other restaurant essentials. CHEF’STORE is open to the public seven days a week and no membership is required.

US Foods acquired Smart Foodservice Warehouse stores in April 2020 to accelerate its growth and footprint in the cash and carry market to provide an omnichannel experience to more customers. The company rebranded all Smart Foodservice Warehouse stores as US Foods CHEF’STORE in February 2021. With the addition of the four new locations, US Foods will have 87 CHEF’STORE locations across the continental United States.

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CHEF’STORE provides a customer-centric, warehouse-format shopping experience for wholesale food and catering supplies at competitive prices. Designed as a one-stop shop for restaurateurs and catering professionals, CHEF’STORE is also an option for associations and the public, with no obligation to join. CHEF’STORE locations offer an assortment of thousands of food items, including fresh meat, fresh produce, dairy and deli meats. Guests will also be able to purchase groceries, beverages, catering products, janitorial supplies, and other catering essentials. CHEF’STORE is owned by US Foods and offers more than 80 locations nationwide in 13 states. Visit to learn more.

About American Foods

With the promise to help its customers Do it, US Foods is one of America’s largest food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 70 full-line locations and more than 80 cash and carry stores, US Foods and its 28,000 associates provide customers with a broad, innovative food offering and a full suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois. Visit to learn more.

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