Fayetteville's US Foods CHEF’STORE® location is now open to the public at 511 Cross Creek Mall.
Announced in the summer of 2023, the new Fayetteville location is the fourth CHEF’STORE® location in North Carolina, joining existing locations in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Greenville.
Boasting over 20,000 square feet, including two shop through freezer areas, CHEF’STORE® storefronts across the country work to be the “go-to wholesaler” for the needs of restaurateurs.
Now fully open to both members and the general public, the warehouse formatted store specializes in providing frozen and fresh food products, restaurant equipment, catering essentials, janitorial supplies and other essentials in bulk for restaurants, food trucks and other food based vendors.
The warehouse began operating on its regular business hours on Friday, Jan. 19, however, to help showcase its products to their main audience, the store welcomed in local business owners for a Business Preview Day on Thursday, Jan 18, giving them first look and a chance to browse through and sample products following a ribbon cutting with local business and City of Fayetteville representatives.
“We reached out to local businesses in the community over the last few weeks telling them about our store opening, wanting to show them all that we can offer. We have everything from produce deli, dry grocery paper and all of your equipment and supply needs. So we’re excited that people come on down and check us out,” shared Director of New Store Execution Gina Rogers.
The first planned event for the storefront, Business Preview Day allowed local businesses first dibs on discounted prices, the chance to participate in a gift card raffle and sign up for a US Foods CHEF’STORE® membership. While all CHEF’STORE® locations are open to the public and don’t require a membership to shop there, the CHEF’STORE® Customer Card allows foodservice operators the ability to apply most tax exemptions at the register. Additional benefits such as a “Charge-to-Account” program for foodservice operators are still in the works.
To help warm up the community to the new store, a separate grand opening event was held just two days later on Saturday, Jan. 20.
Staff were ready to meet, greet and give guests a taste of what is now available.
“You can expect great customer service, competitive prices and you can expect to be greeted when you come through the doors. We will exceed your expectations and we will thank you on your way out,” shared Fayetteville Store Manager David Boyd. “We try to meet the needs of every market, demographic and every type of restaurant whether it’s a food truck or hotels. We have a lot of products to offer in general, so we want to be a one stop shop for anybody who comes through the door.”
Regular hours of operation include 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
With the presence of an expanded food truck community thanks in part to the newly opened Haymount Truck Stop located less than 10 miles away, the US Foods CHEF’STORE®’s central location is sure to be a great resource for the ever changing restaurant scene in Fayetteville.
“All of our members are excited to see growth and economic development happen in our community. This used to be a cornfield and who would’ve thought just 30-40 years later we’d be in a huge parking lot. Economic development around Fayetteville and Cumberland County is good and booming and it’s a great place to do business,” shared Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Nat Robertson.
Find out more about the Fayetteville US Foods CHEF’STORE location, ongoing deals and discounts and hiring opportunities online at www.chefstore.com.
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