Stratas Foods was recently recognized as Checkers/Rally’s Supplier of the Year.

Stratas Foods was awarded for its overall customer service, open communication and quick response times. Checkers/Rally’s has worked with Stratas Foods’s Research, Development and Innovation Center (RDI) to develop culinary ideations and innovation. In addition to core sauces, innovative creations are provided with quick turn-around times on sample sauces for limited-time offers (LTO’s). 

The award was presented by Ryan Joy, senior director of research and development and Patti Dumars, senior vice president of purchasing at Checkers/Rally’s.

“Stratas Foods RDI Center helps Checkers/Rally’s provide go-to market strategies for our core customers while creating ideas for a growable customer case,” said Joy. “Stratas Foods is also recognized for its inside sales support and top-to-bottom support for supply chain for our restaurants across 28 states.”

“The Stratas Foods Research and Development team works with restaurants to develop a unique experience and taste for their diners,” explained Vincent Barcelona, directory of culinary and corporate chef for Stratas Foods. “Together, Stratas and Checkers/Rally’s create a culinology vision, thanks to our experienced and creative food science team.”

“Stratas is proud to receive this recognition as part of our long-term partnership with Checkers/Rally’s,” said Tedd Kruse, CEO for Stratas Foods. “We know our innovation and food science experts have helped Checkers/Rally’s continue to provide the highest quality sauces and dressings. Our goal is to provide customers true innovation keeping them one step ahead of the latest taste sensations, increasing demand for their products in the marketplace.”