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Nation's Largest Double Drive-Thru Burger Chain Chooses McLane to Supply 191 Locations

CARROLLTON, Texas (Nov. 3, 2009-  Business Wire)—McLane Foodservice, a division of McLane Company, Inc., today announced that Checkers Drive-in Restaurants, Inc. has selected McLane to provide food distribution services through its Memphis and Manassas facilities to more than 190 restaurants in those regions.

McLane will provide Checkers®/Rally's® with comprehensive supply chain services, including logistics, procurement and inventory management solutions. The company's Manassas distribution center will start deliveries on December 7, 2009, and the McLane's Memphis distribution center will begin deliveries on January 4, 2010.

"We are excited to partner up with McLane, an expert in QSR distribution. Their systems, logistics experience and supply chain efficiencies are perfectly aligned to support the needs of our current restaurant system while supporting rapid growth in future years," said Adam Noyes, Executive Vice President of Operations Services. "As we move forward, we expect their multiple distribution centers and superior distribution experience to help control costs internally and to support our operators in their commitment to serving our guests high-quality food at a great value."

McLane serves some of the world's largest chain restaurant systems and adheres to the most rigorous standards. With nationwide reach and a local presence in key population centers, McLane delivers world-class expertise, logistics, technology and promotion services.

"Checkers/Rally's is an innovator in the industry, delivering full flavored products at a great value efficiently through their double drive-thru lanes every day," said Susan Adzick, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for McLane Foodservice. "Given our shared focus on quality and exceptional customer service, we're forging a successful relationship that we expect to  expand over time."

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