Lee Plotkin brings more than 26 years of purchasing expertise and 6 years of operations experience to the table for growing restaurant companies. Plotkin has achieved great success in streamlining purchasing operations, setting up win-win scenarios and taking cost out of the supply equation for emerging brands.

His company, L. P. Enterprises, works with small to medium-size restaurant operations to create or improve their purchasing programs. His clients include Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Pollo Campero (Campero USA Corporation), Truluck’s Restaurant Groupand other growing operators. Visit his website, leeplotkin.com, to learn more.

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in Buy Like a Pro Dec 19, 2013

Acknowledge and appreciate your supply partners

Acknowledge the dedication, hard work supply partners bring to the table that continue to make us successful....More
in Buy Like a Pro Nov 21, 2013

When should you sign commodity contracts?

Looking at historical data can provide guidance on what type of buying makes the most sense for your operation....More
in Buy Like a Pro Nov 04, 2013

How to remedy quality and service issues in supplier contracts

Understanding how to “cure” issues—or, as a last resort, terminate the partnership—can be critical to the success of your operation....More
in Buy Like a Pro Aug 15, 2013

Getting a new supplier relationship off to a good start

Seven tips can help you build an effective supplier program....More
in Buy Like a Pro Jun 06, 2013

Supplier checks and balances provide peace of mind

Having peace of mind allows you and your primary suppliers to focus on the benefits of a true partnership....More
in Buy Like a Pro Apr 05, 2013

Audits help keep suppliers in compliance

Audit privileges determine and define your rights with a supplier....More
in Buy Like a Pro Feb 28, 2013

Supplier checks and balances can't be ignored

A good step in planning for the upcoming year is to ensure that you have appropriate checks and balances in place with your supply partners....More
in Buy Like a Pro Jan 28, 2013

Is branded packaging worth the extra expense?

Restaurant packaging that features branded logos may not be cost effective for some operations....More
in Buy Like a Pro Jan 15, 2013

Consider consolidation to trim costs

See advice on how to cut costs as the expense of doing business rises....More
in Buy Like a Pro Dec 12, 2012

How to spot a true supplier partnership

Is your distributor a real partner or just an order taker?....More
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