Burger King Corporation Honors Clipper Corporation with Prestigious Supplier of the Year Award
Burger King Corporation and its purchasing cooperative, Restaurant Services, Inc. (RSI), honored Clipper Corporation, Burger King Corporation's minority and woman-owned supplier, with the prestigious BKC-RSI 2006 Supplier of the Year Award. Clipper is among only seven distinguished honorees nationwide. Clipper was selected based on their impressive track record, coupled with their unwavering commitment to teamwork, dedication and excellence. This is the second consecutive year that Clipper Corporation has received this honor as an outstanding supplier.
In presenting the award to Clipper, Javier Rodriguez, RSI director of equipment and facilities purchasing, said, "It’s no surprise that Clipper Corporation is being honored again as Supplier of the Year for a second year in a row. This is a company that distinguishes itself from others with competitive and proactive service that is unparalleled in the restaurant uniform industry."
President and CEO Lina Hu and vice president of operations Barry Woon, accepted the award on behalf of Clipper Corporation.
"As a global brand Burger King Corporation is committed to maintaining a diverse portfolio of suppliers," said Cirabel Lardizabal Olson, director, diversity and multicultural relations. “In concert with RSI, Burger King Corporation seeks out qualified minority suppliers to enhance our BURGER KING® system. We salute Clipper Corporation for the exceptional service and quality products they provided to receive our coveted Supplier of the Year Award."
Clipper Corporation, founded by President and CEO Lina Hu, has distinguished itself as a major supplier to many of the nation’s largest hospitality providers. The company began its relationship with Burger King Corporation in 1996, initially providing caps and visors to restaurants for the Company's newly implemented uniform program. Clipper Corporation has since expanded operations to include additional uniform items, such as knit and woven shirts, manager ties and scarves. Clipper also supplies plastic gloves as well as standard and customized plastic and metal small-wares in support of Burger King Corporation's national promotions and rollouts.
About Burger King Corporation
The BURGER KING® system operates more than 11,100 restaurants in all 50 states and in more than 65 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about Burger King Corporation, please visit the company’s Web site at www.burgerking.com.
About Restaurant Services, Inc.
Restaurant Services, Inc. (RSI), www.rsiweb.com, is the exclusive purchasing agent for the vast majority of products and services used by BURGER KING® restaurant owners in the United States and is manager of the system’s supply chain. Founded in 1991 as an independent, member-owned cooperative, RSI acts on behalf of BURGER KING restaurants in the U.S. to achieve best commercial terms for food, packaging, premiums, promotion products, supplies, equipment, distribution, and related services on behalf of its members. RSI works closely with restaurant owners, Burger King Corporation, food and packaging suppliers, marketing agencies, equipment vendors, distributors, and information systems providers to streamline and improve the supply-chain efficiency of the system, ensuring a continuous and reliable supply of products and services to restaurants at the best cost and at established performance standards.