Local restaurants reel after food distributor severs service
Last updated 7/30/2021 at 10:08am
LONG BEACH PENINSULA - Several local restaurants are searching for a new wholesale food supplier after a distributor unexpectedly severed delivery services to the Long Beach Peninsula last week.
"It was completely unexpected," said North Beach Tavern owner Carla Curtis, one of a handful of peninsula restaurants that depended on US Foods as their primary supplier, but are now faced with finding a new wholesale food source to keep their menu stocked in the heart of the busy season.
"I was told 400 restaurants and bars were dropped in Oregon and Washington and 300 routes were dropped nationwide," Curtis continued. "It was because of a shortage of truck drivers."
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