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Jacmar, FreshPoint among BJ's Restaurant Supplier Partners of the Year

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (Oct. 1)—BJ's Restaurants Inc. announced today that Jacmar Foodservice Distribution and FreshPoint Inc. are among four companies selected as Supplier Partners of the Year for 2009. BJ's, a public company that operates 87 BJ's casual dining restaurants in 13 states, recognized those suppliers that "have made the most significant contributions to the continuing evolution of the quality, differentiation and value of the BJ's restaurant concept for the consumer, as well as to the advancement of the overall productivity and leverage of BJ's business model."

Jacmar is one of BJ's longest tenured and largest distributor partners, servicing a majority of BJ's restaurants. "Jacmar continually raises the bar for excellence in distribution service levels and has helped BJ's manage logistics and distribution networks throughout the country," according to BJ's announcement. Jacmar services the chain through two state-of-the-art warehouse facilities, in Irwindale and West Sacramento, California.

FreshPoint, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysco Corp., "serves as an innovative partner in helping BJ's streamline distribution networks around the country. Additionally, FreshPoint manages and coordinates all of BJ's grower/shipper contracts through both its company-owned distribution centers and external distribution partners," the release stated.

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