QCD Expands Southwest Foodservice Logistics Business with Three New Facilities to Support Customers
June 27, 2023
QCD Albuquerque, New Mexico
QCD Las Vegas, Nevada
Quality Custom Distribution (QCD) has expanded operations in the Southwest U.S. market with two relocations to larger distribution centers in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Las Vegas, as well as a new facility opening this summer in San Antonio, Texas. Servicing nearly 7,500 customer stores in virtually every state, the QCD network will soon encompass 25 total distribution centers, making 35,000 last-mile deliveries weekly to four leading Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) brands.
“As our customers continue to thrive and expand in key U.S. markets like the Southwest most recently, the QCD team strategically supports the growing last-mile delivery needs of these leading foodservice brands,” said Ryan Hammer, QCD president and GSF corporate senior vice president. “Positioning our strong network of distribution centers for continued growth in future U.S. markets, we have deployed innovative technologies for warehouse automation, optimized routing, and digital transformation of workforce efficiencies—all benefitting our mutual success with our customers.”
Beginning in late August, QCD’s new 116,000-square-foot San Antonio distribution center will support more than 250 customer stores in Texas, in addition to 100 stores already serviced for another QSR customer by the company’s existing 85,000-square-foot facility in the same market. A workforce of more than 150 San Antonio associates across the two distribution facilities will encompass commercial truck drivers, warehouse associates, customer service, and human resources.
In October 2022, QCD Las Vegas relocated to a larger 98,000-square-foot Nevada distribution facility and now services 150 customer stores with last-mile deliveries. QCD’s Albuquerque, New Mexico distribution center relocated to a larger 63,000-square-foot facility in September 2021 to accommodate its growing operation to service 100 regional foodservice customer stores across the states of New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas.
Serving a variety of foodservice industry icons, QCD drives more than 38 million miles each year, distributing a half billion products and making more than 1.8 million deliveries annually from its strategically located U.S. distribution centers. Since its start in 2006, QCD has grown from just one route, one format and a few stores in the Northwest to serving thousands of locations across the country. Iconic QSR customers consistently recognize QCD as a top distribution partner for service and efficiencies, as well as quality and performance, based on store operator feedback and corporate standards.