ArrowStream, Inc., a supply chain innovator that combines expertise in data science and analytics to improve the way supply chains perform, announced that Hooters of America LLC, franchisor and operator of more than 420 Hooters restaurants in 42 states and 26 countries, has licensed ArrowStream's market-leading OnDemand software to support managing food spend, inventory and limited-time-offer (LTO) tracking with its suppliers and distributors.

Hooters sought a new software that could support the increased complexity of its supply chain as the brand continues its steady growth. OnDemand will provide Hooters with greater visibility into inventory data that will help promotions run with even greater efficiency, and allow the purchasing team to access contract, pricing, and food-spend information faster with ArrowStream's at-your-fingertips technology.

"As we moved further into our evaluation process for technology solutions that could assist with our purchasing efforts, we quickly realized ArrowStream was the clear choice, with the most comprehensive and easy-to-use platform," says Kevin Vandiver, vice president supply chain, Hooters of America. "The way ArrowStream is innovating and connecting the foodservice market is unlike any other company in the industry. They provide a true end-to-end solution that enables suppliers and distributors to interact with our team, which provides the complete picture for what is happening in our supply chain."

Hooters is the latest major food chain to partner with ArrowStream, joining Shake Shack and Craftworks as recent additions to a portfolio of customers that include Popeyes, Golden Corral, Panda Restaurants, and Einstein Noah. OnDemand empowers companies like Hooters to quickly identify price variance savings opportunities and proactively address the most pressing threats in their supply chains by centralizing inventory, contract, and quality assurance information. OnDemand's streamlined interface eliminates the need for traditional data mining by bringing specific challenges to the forefront, and by cleansing, merging, and mapping restaurant data that allows immediate action to be taken. Restaurant supply chain and purchasing departments have a single source of truth with OnDemand, allowing them to make better tactical and strategic decisions.

"We are thrilled to bring Hooters into the ArrowStream family of customers, and can see that this will be a great collaborative partnership," says Frank Morgiewicz, chief executive officer, ArrowStream. "Hooters's choice of OnDemand is another demonstration of the power of our technology across multiple markets. From casual dining chains and quick service restaurant chains to long-term care facilities, OnDemand is able to help brands gain precision and control in complex, data-intensive supply chains."

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