The Morton Difference
We are consultants with experience in all areas of the food service industry. We are skilled and reliable members of your extended team that care about your success. Because it’s all we do, we understand the unique challenges of independent food service operators and are capable of providing effective, individualized solutions. It all comes as part of the Morton package.
Local & Global Products
Customer Deliveries Per Year
Morton Grass Roots LOCAL BEEF
Our beef is 100% local; sourced from South Western Ontario. Buying local beef supports your economy and is great for your kitchen! Ask your rep for more information on our ethically farmed beef.
WOW! Factor Desserts
Our Customers Come First
We also serve some of Ontario’s leading golf courses and country clubs, fine dining establishments and specialty restaurants – from Italian trattorias and French bistros to that intimate steak house on the corner. With all of our customers we focus on the three pillars of successful restaurants: consistency in food quality, service and atmosphere.
Our Passion for Great Products
Our products and ingredients inspire. We pride ourselves on supplying our customers with a variety of locally grown and sourced products in addition to carrying specialty imported products and all the major national brands.
Our close relationship with our suppliers and partners helps to promote consistency in products, so you can trust that what you receive is of the finest quality and best value. Our product offering is designed to grow your business and delight your customers, whether you’re selling a burger or a fine dining experience.
Morton understands how a restaurant works. Their service is far superior to other options - I feel like they’d do anything it takes to get you what you need. They’re flexible with you so you can be flexible with your customers. A restaurant is a fluid, dynamic place and when you deal with a company like Morton, with a bigger focus on service, it’s really helpful.
– Doug Kalapos,
Billy's Tap House
As an independent restauranteur, having an independent restaurant supplier works for us. It’s a great working relationship. They always strive to get products that best meet our needs, especially with local foods. They took us out to a local farm to meet the producer, and we got exactly what we wanted in the end. They have great knowledge of what we need, and consistently go above and beyond.
– Ryan Odette,
Mamo Burger and Vine + Ash
Ease of service is what sets Morton apart. When I switched over, I was floored by their customer care - it’s through the roof. I’m telling you, I’ve never gone without. Morton usually has what I need but if they don’t, they will always go and find it for you. I feel like they work with us and are here to help the smaller guys. From a customer satisfaction perspective, they check all the boxes.
– Matt Boschman,
Brantford Golf and Country Club
Our Morton rep is like family to our business. They’re always there, even at the last second. They know what my business needs instead of just selling me random things. There’s no price gouging. Their transparency is everything - they have no problem turning around the laptop to show you exactly how much things cost, what they’re making and what they’re saving you. They’re not looking for volume, they’re trying to get you the right products.
– WIll Thompson,
Stillwaters Plate & Pour
The client service has always been wonderful. Our rep himself is here a couple of times a week. We really like the relationship - we’ve been approached by bigger companies but the relationship is key to us. We can always rely on Morton.
– Kelly Turner,
Morton has an incredible selection of locally-sourced products and has been amazing at procuring whatever else we need. They sit with us as we go through menu development, talk about how to launch things and figure out systems that really work for our needs. I’ve worked with other companies and nothing has been quite as personal. My relationship with them is phenomenal.
– Court Desautels,
The Neighbourhood Group
Marketing Tips for Food Service Entrepreneurs
As an independent restaurant, one of the best ways to keep customers coming back for more is to offer them something that’s both delicious and unique. This is how you create signature dishes—and it may be easier than you think.
To thrive and grow as an independent restaurant, you’ve got to make yourself known for a few things: your menu, your ambiance and the outstanding service your team provides.
Independent restaurants are known for their exceptional food, and a lot of effort typically goes into the centre of the plate. However, the most successful establishments know that to really set yourself apart from the competition, every bite on the plate has to be phenomenal—including your sides, sauces and even your garnishes.
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Morton is ready to help your independent business thrive and grow.
If you’re interested in partnering with us, we’d love to meet. Please contact us and we’ll be in touch shortly to arrange an initial meeting.
About Morton Food Service
Deeply rooted in the independent business community for over 100 years, Morton Food Service is the premier broadline distributor to independent restaurants serving Southwestern Ontario and the Niagara peninsula.
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