News & Press

A Wealth Of New Members!

The Pizza Plus in Hilmar takes an active role in community activities and their commitment to community – along with their great pizza, sandwiches, and pasta -have made them a local favorite! We’re proud to welcome them to Leverage Buying Group and look forward to their continued success.

Ringing in the New Year with New Members!

We are very excited to welcome two new members to Leverage Buying Group Cameron Park Country Club offers one of the most challenging courses in Northern California as well as…

California Food Handler’s Course

Coming to USFoodservice Livermore – October 26, 2011 The California Food Handler’s Law will be enforced beginning on January 1, 2012. As know this new law requires that all restaurant…

Leverage Welcomes New Members

Recently we’ve added two new members to the LBG Family and they’re proof that whether a restaurant has been around for 75years or is just opening their doors Leverage Buying…

LBG Attends Tools To Thrive Workshop

Jourdan DeSanctis & Michael Cala of US Foodservice On August 16th, 2011 Michelle Horan, Director of Operations and Katie Case, Administrative Assistant represented Leverage Buying Group at the Tools To…

LBG Attends PMA Conference in Monterey, California

Article & Photos By Michelle Horan, Director of Operations A few weeks ago I was invited by General Produce, our preferred produce vendor partner, as their guest to the PMA…

LBG Members Connect with the Community

Studies show that when families need to find a way to trim their budget the first place they make cut backs is often in their dining out habits. In order…

CA Restaurants Prepare for New Food Handling Regulations

On July 1st, 2011 new regulations went into effect in California that require restaurant employees who handle food to obtain a Food Handler’s Certification Card in order to work in the food service industry.

US Foodservice Livermore Goes Solar

Leverage Buying Group vendor partner US Foodservice took their commitment to renewable energy sources to new heights in April 2011 when they activated a 1.18 Megawatt solar panel system with…

2nd Annual Sacramento Waiter’s Race

Waiters from several Leverage Buying Group members participated in the 2nd Annual Bastille Day Waiter’s Race held in Midtown on July 14th, 2011. The history of waiter’s races (the “course…

Food Network Challenge

Chef Ryan Rose from Zocalo Restaurant in Midtown Sacramento has made it to the top 15 (out of a field of 240) finalists in the Next Food Network Star YouTube Challenge.

Independent Operators Find Relief in Local Buying Group

As the economy continues to deteriorate and costs remain sky high, operators looking to cut costs and avoid menu price hikes are seeking strength in numbers as it applies to purchasing.

Buying in Bulk Bonds Eateries

Buying power is extremely important to restaurants these days as they try to minimize expenses during the recession, but it’s very rare that independent restaurants or small, competing chains enter into such agreements. The group’s initial members include owners of Ernesto’s Mexican Food, Bistro 33, Pronto, Zocalo, Paesano’s and other restaurants.