In 1989, six Greek diner owners met each week in the back of their diners to discuss the food business. They were frustrated that they were paying more for food than the chain restaurants popping up all over their neighborhood.
They decided to buy as a group and leverage their collective purchases to get the buying power closer to the national chain restaurant. As a group, they were able to negotiate lower pricing from the distributors they were already buying from and manufacturers of the items they were using.
This organization started out with six, and today has grown to more than 540 members. Pan Gregorian Enterprises of Upper New York is a well-organized buying group saving our members millions of dollars.
Each year, board members are elected by their peers at the General Assembly meeting. It is the Board’s job to negotiate contracts and govern the organization. Pan Gregorian Enterprises of Upper New York has contracts with five broadline distributors and over 100 manufacturers.
Pan Gregorian Enterprises of Upper New York supports the independent restaurant owner. Our team works hard to get contracts with distributors and manufacturers on behalf of all our member restaurants.