Fast food chain Checkers Drive-In Restaurants has honored grower-shipper Veg-Fresh Farms.

Corona, Calif.-based Veg-Fresh was named one of Checkers" 2015 Supplier of the Year recipients, according to a news release.

Veg-Fresh officials received the award Sept. 11 at Checkers" annual conference in New Orleans. The award recognizes the chain"s suppliers for on-time deliveries, quality and consistency.

"Veg-Fresh Farms is a long-term supplier who has been supplying our restaurants with quality produce at competitive pricing since the mid 1990s," Patti Dumars, Checkers" senior director of supply chain management, said in the release. "They are a company that makes all of our jobs easier because you don"t have to worry about them they can always be counted on for excellent service."
To support distribution changes at Checkers, Veg-Fresh found new supply sources twice in five years, Dumars said.

Veg-Fresh ships under the Veg-Fresh Farms, Good Life Organics and Crystal Cove Berry Farm labels.