History

History

The RRS Foodservice story begins in 1939 when James Leroy Culpepper founded J.L. Culpepper & Co. selling potato chips, candy and a limited line of other products in the greater Richmond area.  In 1953, he purchased Richmond Restaurant Service allowing him to expand into a broadline distributor.  Now located in Ashland, Virginia, RRS Foodservice  is still family owned and a 3rd generation operated business.  For 80 years, RRS Foodservice has provided the best in Quality Service & Customer Satisfaction to restaurants, chains, schools, institutional facilities, retail grocery chains, manufacturers, daycares, camps, healthcare, and C-stores across Virginia, Washington DC, and parts of Maryland and North Carolina.  We continue to grow and have evolved into the premier foodservice distributor in the region. We are the local choice in foodservice as well, meaning all of our money stays right here in the commonwealth, not some far away corporate headquarters.

 

Unlike most, we at RRS Foodservice have not strayed from our past and still believe a strong and honest relationship with our customers is paramount.  Through this relationship we form a true partnership with our customers. Your success is not just your goal, it’s our goal too.  Why, you may ask? Simple, without YOU we would not exist. At RRS, we are customer driven because the customer is what matters.  In addition, we have the tools and talent to help ensure your success. Our customers know the entire RRS team will do whatever it takes to not only fulfill, but exceed their expectations.

Our Mission...

To engage our customer in a partnership, grounded in the values on which our family business was built, honesty, integrity, and mutual respect for each other. Through these values we passionately deliver quality products and outstanding customer service.