A recognized industry leader in efficiency and quality service, GSF’s Quality Custom Distribution (QCD) subsidiary delivers the difference with the most reliable, customer-oriented, full-line distribution network supporting 7,500 QSR store locations across the United States. Serving the quick service restaurant industry for nearly five decades, GSF and QCD have consistently set the foodservice industry standard for outstanding customer service, food safety and cleanliness.
Delivering the Difference
Established in 2006 as a division of GSF, QCD provides custom distribution services to iconic customers throughout the United States. A recognized industry leader in efficiency and quality service, QCD supports thousands of QSR store locations across the United States with the most reliable, customer-oriented, full-line distribution network. Serving the quick service restaurant industry for nearly five decades, GSF and QCD have consistently set the foodservice industry standard in numerous areas, such as outstanding safety, customer service, operational excellence and influential leadership.
Innovative Custom Technology
Golden State Foods continuously improves its operations for the benefit of its valued, iconic customers. Among the first companies to embrace the one-stop-shopping concept, now an industry standard, GSF streamlines warehousing and distribution of all items used by a quick service restaurant. Today, GSF provides customer and system solutions through QCD, which focuses on innovation and custom options to meet a variety of customer needs.
History of Award-Winning Quality
GSF and QCD have achieved some of the highest ratings for the cleanliness of its distribution warehouses. Each distribution center is HACCP-certified. Warehouse workers and drivers are continually trained in product care and handling, and QCD drivers have earned the Department of Transportation’s highest highway safety rating. For its ongoing dedication to progressive food safety, the company also holds the Silliker Platinum Award record with numerous perfect scores at various U.S. facilities.
Warehousing, Leasing and Freight Management
In addition to distribution services, GSF provides warehousing at all of its DCs, as well as in selected global locations, including Cairo, Egypt and Toronto, Canada. The company also runs Centralized Leasing Corporation (CLC) to centrally procure GSF equipment. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, CLC efficiently purchases a variety of equipment, such as tractors, trailers, forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, man lifts, etc., leveraging its economies of scale.
Transporting and Shipping Solutions
Complementing GSF’s award-winning distribution and warehouse services, GSF formed Centralized Freight Management (CFM Logistics) in 2000 to help customers more efficiently manage their transportation and shipping needs through a network of independent carriers, used on an as-needed basis. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, CFM creates a cost-effective alternative to self-distribution and in-house freight management. Alleviating the need for grocery companies, food manufacturers and mass-merchandisers to store and ship product, CFM saves its customers time and money, while improving their overall service with proven supply chain solutions.