75 Years of Food Service – Martin Bros. Distributing

When you work with our team at Martin Bros. Distributing Co., you gain access to a company that has served as a trusted food service supplies and equipment supplier for more than 75 years. We trace our roots back to 1940, when Roy and Glen Martin founded the company with a modest investment and a great deal of determination. As they began to serve a wide variety of clients, they focused first and foremost on their core business philosophy of “legendary customer service,” a commitment that continues to this day.


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Over the years, the Martin brothers grew our company into an independent, full-line food service wholesale supplier serving clients throughout the Midwest and beyond, offering restaurants, schools and various other businesses and organizations everything they needed for their food service operations.

As time went on, the leadership of Martin Bros. transitioned to John Martin, who implemented a philosophy of “Foodservice with a Difference” throughout the organization. This means that you will have access to inspirational and innovative food service equipment, chef supplies and food distribution services, delivered by a team of more than 600 experienced and knowledgeable professionals. Today, COO Brooks Martin and CFO Jeff Martin continue to lead our company into the future, with new advances and solutions being developed on a consistent basis.

Foodservice With A Difference

Simply stated, we’re a highly respected Midwest food service supply company, we have a strong commitment to meeting and exceeding the needs of you and your organization, whether your making purchasing decisions for a cafeteria, school district, healthcare facility, restaurant, retailer or any other type of organization.

As technology and the world at large have changed, Martin Bros. has continued to evolve, growing to a 350,000 square-foot warehouse stocked with more than 11,000 dry, refrigerated and frozen products. We’re proud to support a fill rate of 99.3 percent before substitutions, and we leverage the latest technology to maximize efficiency and maintain high operational standards – passing on the cost savings and quality to you and your customers.

And when it comes to safety, we’ve scored Very Good or Excellent for 11 consecutive years from independent safety organization ASI, which has placed us in the top 1 percent of food service suppliers nationwide.

Our 75-year legacy has shaped our core values: Family, Legendary Customer Service, Integrity, Passion, Innovation and Teamwork

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