By 1808Delaware; Special to 1808Delaware
The next time you get your favorite sauce for an Arby’s sandwich, you may well be getting a condiment supplied by a Delaware County vendor.
In March, Lancaster Colony Corporation announced an agreement with Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. to supply Arby’s® popular Horsey Sauce® and Arby’s Sauce® products to the U.S. and Canadian retail channels. A limited launch of these products is currently planned for select Club stores in the U.S. starting in Lancaster Colony’s fiscal first quarter ending September 30.
Broader distribution of these sauces into the U.S. Food and Mass retail channel is expected to begin near the start of the fiscal second quarter.
The agreement provides Lancaster Colony exclusive rights to supply and distribute the Horsey Sauce and Arby’s Sauce products to U.S. and Canadian retailers. Lancaster Colony’s CEO David A. Ciesinski commented, “We are very excited to add Arby’s Horsey Sauce and Arby’s Sauce to our growing licensing program. This new agreement is another example of how our culinary expertise, strong reputation and longstanding relationships in the foodservice channel combined with our demonstrated sales execution at retail will allow us to expand and grow our retail licensing platform.”
Carl R. Stealey, President of T. Marzetti Company’s Retail Division for Lancaster Colony, stated “We very much appreciate the opportunity to partner with Arby’s Restaurant Group on this important growth initiative for both organizations. We look forward to expanding our Arby’s relationship through the sale of these iconic sauces into the retail markets.”
Arby’s, founded in 1964, is the second-largest sandwich restaurant brand in the world with more than 3,300 restaurants in seven countries. The brand is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Arbys.com.