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Founders Club

The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association is grateful to have the following companies as members of our 2015-2016 Founders Club.

3015 at trinity groves

3015 at trinity groves is the answer to all your catering and event needs. Our unique event space is home to memorable team building experiences, lively corporate parties, dazzling fundraising events, lovely weddings and rehearsal dinners all overlooking the famous Dallas skyline. The hallmark of 3015 trinity groves is the Stainless Steel Chef Competition; sure to strengthen any corporate or non-profit team, bolstering creativity and communication. The talented culinary team, led by Master Chef Sharon Van Meter, create personalized menus for every event at your place or ours. 

214-939-3015  |  3015dallas.com

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Admiral by Alsco

What can nearly 200 years of customer service do for you? With a combined customer service history of nearly 200 years, Admiral by Alsco is committed to: 

  • Providing excellence in all we do
  • Maintaining our legacy of conducting honest business
  • Being a world-class neighbor in the communities we serve

817-429-8350  |  admiralservices.com

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Ben E. Keith 

Ben E. Keith company is a distributor of food service products and premium alcoholic beverages in Texas and surrounding states.

Food Division

817-759-6800  |  benekeith.com/food

Beverage Division

214-634-1500  |  benekeith.com/beverage
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Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean.  Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor.  In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple Brands, our portfolio includes 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's, Mr & Mrs T mixers, Penafiel, Rose's, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda.

972-673-7000  |  dpsg.com

Emergency Ice, Inc. 

Emergency Ice, Inc. was founded in 1971 by Paul Toler with a dream, one delivery truck and a promise to guarantee expert ice services and premium customer satisfaction. Because we are a family owned business, we understand the importance of appreciating our customers and supplying their needs in a prompt, efficient and professional manner, no matter what the occasion may require. By applying this philosophy and successfully meeting our customers’ needs, Emergency Ice, Inc. has grown and acquired 20 delivery trucks and been able to provide unmatched ice services to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for almost four decades.

214-631-3535  | emergencyice.com


FreshPoint is North America's largest exclusively owned produce distributor. With unmatched fresh produce, knowledge and experience, FreshPoint provides today's chefs with the ingredients to create tomorrow's culinary success.

972-385-5800  | dallas.freshpoint.com 
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Medical City

Medical City Dallas Hospital has been a long standing partner in the restaurant industry.  The hospital runs two successful programs with area restaurants.  As part of the Restaurant Partner Program, dietitians endorse heart healthy menu options for patrons of all ages.  The Kids Fit Menu program gives children healthy options at restaurants.  Both programs are of no cost to GDRA members.

972-566-7000  |  medicalcityhospital.com

Original Pancake House

Dallas opened its first Original Pancake House in 1987. More than 20 years later, it is still our constant objective to serve you the finest breakfast available anywhere, together with pleasant, courteous, unobtrusive hospitality. We are not just a business. We are a family of Associates committed to our 5 Q's: Quality Food, Quality Service, Quality Human Resources, Quality Facilities and Quality Business.

972-385-6468  |  ophdfw.com


Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home.  Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries.  The company operates 193 distribution facilities serving approximately 425,000 customers.

469-384-6000  |  sysco.com

US Foods

US Foods is one of the USA's leading distributors.  With nearly $19 billion in annual revenue, US Foods is the 10th largest private company in America.  Many of the entities that make up US Foods were founded in the 19th century, inlcuding one that sold prvisions to travelers heading west during the 1850s gold rush.  The company has used the name U.S. Foodservice since 1993.  US Foods offers more than 350,000 naitonal brand products and its own "exclusive brand" items, ranging from fresh meats and produce to prepared and frozen foods.

972-487-6200  |  usfoods.com