McDonalds awards poultry supplier, Tyson Foods

22-10-2010 | |

McDonald’s has announced it has selected Tyson Foods, a trusted poultry supplier for many of McDonald’s restaurants, as the 2010 Supplier of the Year.

McDonald’s unveiled the US Supplier of the Year Award at the recent US Supplier Summit, an annual gathering of key US McDonald’s suppliers and distributors.

As a McDonald’s supplier for nearly 30 years, Tyson Foods won the Supplier of the Year Award for taking the initiative to implement a highly effective cost mitigation and savings program for McDonald’s, and playing a leading role in many other areas, including sustainable supply, and the development of quality and food safety standards. This is the first time Tyson Foods has been honored as McDonald’s Supplier of the Year.

“Tyson Foods is looked upon as a trusted and strategic provider by the McDonald’s brand and our franchisee community,” said Dan Gorsky, Sr. Vice President, McDonald’s North America Supply Chain. “They stand as the epitome of all the qualities we look for in our best suppliers, from leadership, partnership and teamwork to quality and innovation.”

“We value our relationship with McDonald’s and are grateful they have chosen to recognise our efforts with this prestigious honor,” said Devin Cole, Tyson Foods senior vice president and general manager of the McDonald’s business unit. “Our Tyson team members work hard every day on behalf of McDonald’s and we look forward to demonstrating our continued commitment.”