1. What is the cost to join? There is no cost to join Consolidated Concepts. 2. How does Consolidated Concepts get paid? We are a pay-by-performance company. We are paid by manufacturers and/or distributors. Our newest program “Preferred Member Program” is a full-service purchasing arm that has a click-down fee schedule for six months until these members have benefited over $100,000 in savings. This is a program only for our members that wish to overhaul their purchasing. 3. Can I continue to use my current Vendors? Yes, you can maintain all your relationships and way of doing business and still receive tremendous value from our programs. 4. What manufacturers can save you money? Over 500 manufacturers offer various rebates or deviations. 5. When do I receive my savings? Your first check will be sent in 6 months, then you receive a check every quarter following. 6. I have many existing contracts. Can I get additional savings? Yes, we have learned from serving more than 11,000 restaurants that we can always save someone money. 7. How much savings can I expect? The rebate savings average is about 1% savings of what you purchase through your broadline distributor. It can range, depending on number of contracts, items purchased, and volume. 8. How are you different from other GPOs? Consolidated Concepts is not a traditional GPO because we do not align ourselves with any one distributor. Our parent company Dining Alliance was founded in 1999 by a father-son business that started on the street by developing personal relationships with restaurants. Now with over 10,000 locations served by our over 20 member consultants we offer the most personalized programs in the Industry. Consolidated Concepts is a subsidiary designed to meet the exclusive needs of large operators in the foodservice industry. Executive level staff in this division are former multi-unit operators themselves who understand the needs of our client base like no other GPO in the market. 9. Can I get Deviations instead of Rebates? We offer thousands of Deviations and Rebates. Deviations are not available on all products. The best savings are achieved through both deviations and rebates. 10. Do you offer other programs besides manufacturer rebates and produce? Yes, we offer multiple programs such as smallwares, office supplies, credit card processing, and several others which chains benefit from our leverage. 11. Why wouldn’t I see if Consolidated Concepts can save me money at no cost? There is no risk, no contract, and no fee. We are a pay by performance Company. We make money if we save you money.