U-Gas shows the possibilities of a small-scale foodservice commissary. (CSP Net)

The commissary at U-Gas Inc. was born six years ago with a board-meeting pronouncement from company founder Paul Taylor: “Let’s open a commissary and make a good sandwich.”The company had been supplied with sandwiches from a third party. But unhappy with the product quality, U-Gas hired two deli managers from a local grocery chain to develop a sandwich program from scratch. “We started off with two ladies doing it themselves, making and delivering it, going to stores and ordering what they needed,” says Curtis Springer, director of foodservice for the St. Louis-based chain.Read More