IJ (Institutional Jobbers) was founded by Tillman J. Keller Sr. in 1946 and initially delivered food products to the fraternities and sororities of the University of Tennessee. Today IJ is a fully integrated supplier, providing more than 12,000 items across 17 Southeast states. The company services thousands of multi-unit and independent restaurants including Sonic, Subway and Atlanta Bread Co. from four distribution centers in Knoxville and Johnson City, TN, and Valdosta and Atlanta, GA.
(Read story in Sept. 19 edition of ID Report.)
Mark Drazkowski, ceo of Reinhart FoodService, said in the announcement,