As a respected family- and employee-owned food service provider serving clients throughout the Midwest, we make decisions locally. That independence translates into delivering high-quality food distribution and supply solutions on day-to-day basis so we can be a true partner in your business.

The food service team at Martin Bros. is the most experienced in the region, staffed with professionals and specialists who deliver the very best in food products, restaurant supplies, chef supplies and more. We take the time to truly understand your organization’s unique needs, and continuously focus on helping you reach your goals and meet the demands of your business, your staff, and customers.

For more than 75 years, it’s been the talent and hard work of our experienced team who has allowed us to become such a trusted leader in the food service wholesale field. We deliver unparalleled personal attention, whether you’re managing a restaurant, school, university, senior living facility, convenience store, hotel, or casino.

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A Stellar Reputation in the Food Service Industry

Tracing our roots back to 1940 and based in Iowa, Martin Bros. has always focused intently on distributing nationally branded products that you know and trust. Backed by our strong relationships with manufacturers and vendor partners, we’re also able to leverage an on-going partnership with UniPro – an organization with a purchasing power of nearly $70 billion. It’s this partnership that allows us to achieve group purchasing status normally reserved for larger corporate food suppliers and food distribution companies in the marketplace.

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A Local, Eco-Friendly Food Supplier

One of the cornerstones of the Martin Bros. business philosophy is our commitment to distributing locally-sourced food service supplies and products to do our part to protect the environment. We’re constantly looking for new ways to become more sustainable and we work hard to reduce our dependency on paper and increase our use of recyclable materials.

As part of these efforts, we now deliver all invoices to you electronically and our printed publications are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. In addition, the leaders of our food service wholesale company are continually working to reduce our energy consumption, using mechanisms like automatic lighting controls and skylights to make the best use of natural light. We also have digital temperature controls in our food distribution facilities to achieve greater energy efficiency throughout our operations.

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