Industry leading provider in logistics and procurement for the hospitality sector, Sorsco, has helped reduce a popular London burger chain’s costs by over £140,000, after implementing a new and improved supply chain model.
With 8 locations across London, Truffle Burger is a group of ‘finer diner’ burger restaurants aiming to elevate the burger into something much more than just a “quick fix” – without compromising on quality.
With continued growth firmly in sight, Sorsco was brought in to assess Truffle Burger’s complex pricing and supply chain model which had been in place since the business started trading in 2019.
Boasting an in-depth understanding of suppliers in this sector, Sorsco reviewed its complex combination of wholesalers and direct deals and was able to apply its strategic sourcing model, mapping out the exact route for products to be delivered directly to store, whilst organising the spend into packages to maximise efficiency and cost savings.
As a result, the revised supply chain delivered £146,000 in savings – the equivalent to 13% – across the board. The establishment of a new network of specialist non-food, food, dairy and drink wholesalers is now being utilised for the direct sourcing from manufacturers, instead of using the restaurant’s basement as a warehouse. This has meant a reduction in the number of stock items into the business, alongside improved product quality across multiple categories.
In addition, the new supply chain has led to closer relationships with key supply partners and greater integration with partners where there is obvious brand synergy, as well as access to very significant commercial support from brand owners. With roots in street food, and inspired by dishes from around the world, Truffle Burger now has ambitious plans to double its turnover within the next two years.
Tom Bickers, Founder of Truffle Burger, commented: “Since we started working with Sorsco, they have reviewed our entire food, drink and non-food categories. In less than 3 months, they have delivered an annualised saving on our current spend of 14%. The Sorsco team are highly professional and have over-delivered given where I thought our pricing was. Their expertise and experience has allowed us to focus on other areas of the business and build a supply chain that will support our future growth.”
Nigel Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Sorsco, added: “At Sorsco, our goal is to find ways to strategically improve the profitability of hospitality establishments and restaurants such as Truffle Burger, helping them build a resilient supply chain which they can scale and grow. Working with Tom and his team has been extremely rewarding – especially in terms of the cost savings we have helped them achieve – and we can’t wait to see how the business grows in the coming months and years.”
Originally established in 2012, Sorsco prides itself on a fresh and results-driven approach for the food service and wider hospitality sector, with a growing client portfolio of well-known high street restaurant chains including Dishoom and Turtle Bay.
A game-changer in the procurement industry, the Sorsco team tailors its services to match its clients’ specific needs whilst providing proactive support to ensure long-term success.
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