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Ben E. Keith Foods supplies a full line of produce, frozen foods, meats, dry groceries, refrigerated foods, paper goods, equipment and supplies to restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and other institutional businesses. The foodservice division serves eleven states with 8 distribution centers throughout the southwest.
Ben E. Keith Amarillo was formerly known as Panhandle Fruit Company, which was founded by Gus Roberts in 1937. The company sold to Ben E. Keith Foods in 1968 and the name was officially changed to Ben E. Keith - Amarillo in 1984.
The Ben E. Keith-Fort Worth Division (DFW) is the flagship distribution center for the company. The facility was built in 1999, after a decision to combine the Dallas and Fort Worth operations in order to better provide for our customer base.
Ben E. Keith Foods has completed construction of its new distribution center located on 82 acres in Missouri City, located in the Beltway Crossing Business Park in Fort Bend County.
The Ben E. Keith Little Rock Division was formerly known as the Dillaha Fruit Company, which was purchased in 1973. Dillaha was founded by Theo A Dillaha Sr, in 1929 and had operated in the downtown Little Rock area for over 44 years.
The Albuquerque Division of Ben E. Keith was founded in 1991, with the purchase of ABC Distribution. Ben E. Keith operated out of two facilities until an extensive renovation was completed recently.
Ben E. Keith Foods was introduced to Oklahoma in December 1983 with the purchase of the Johnston Fruit Company. Three years later, the Collin-Dietz-Morris Company was acquired and both companies were placed under the Ben E. Keith banner and started to grow the business in Oklahoma.
The San Antonio Division originated with five DSRs in the Austin market in 1985, followed by the purchase of Kassner Distribution in 1990.
Ben E. Keith and Winn Meat Company have joined forces to become the dominant force in center of the plate and protein offerings. This single company, with more than 210 years of combined experience, produce and deliver the highest quality protein available in foodservice today.