Lee Plotkin

LP Enterprises

Lee Plotkin brings more than 26 years of purchasing expertise and 6 years of operations experience to the table for growing restaurant companies. Plotkin has achieved great success in streamlining purchasing operations, setting up win-win scenarios and taking cost out of the supply equation for emerging brands.

His company, L. P. Enterprises, works with small to medium-size restaurant operations to create or improve their purchasing programs. His clients include Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Pollo Campero (Campero USA Corporation), Truluck’s Restaurant Groupand other growing operators. Visit his website, leeplotkin.com, to learn more.

Posts by Lee Plotkin

Acknowledge and appreciate your supply partners

in Buy Like a Pro Dec 19, 2013
Acknowledge the dedication, hard work supply partners bring to the table that continue to make us successful...

When should you sign commodity contracts?

in Buy Like a Pro Nov 21, 2013
Looking at historical data can provide guidance on what type of buying makes the most sense for your operation....

How to remedy quality and service issues in supplier contracts

in Buy Like a Pro Nov 04, 2013
Understanding how to “cure” issues—or, as a last resort, terminate the partnership—can be critical to the success of your operation....

Getting a new supplier relationship off to a good start

in Buy Like a Pro Aug 15, 2013
Seven tips can help you build an effective supplier program...

Supplier checks and balances provide peace of mind

in Buy Like a Pro Jun 06, 2013
Having peace of mind allows you and your primary suppliers to focus on the benefits of a true partnership...

Audits help keep suppliers in compliance

in Buy Like a Pro Apr 05, 2013
Audit privileges determine and define your rights with a supplier...

Supplier checks and balances can't be ignored

in Buy Like a Pro Feb 28, 2013
A good step in planning for the upcoming year is to ensure that you have appropriate checks and balances in place with your supply partners....

Is branded packaging worth the extra expense?

in Buy Like a Pro Jan 28, 2013
Restaurant packaging that features branded logos may not be cost effective for some operations....

Consider consolidation to trim costs

in Buy Like a Pro Jan 15, 2013
See advice on how to cut costs as the expense of doing business rises....

How to spot a true supplier partnership

in Buy Like a Pro Dec 12, 2012
Is your distributor a real partner or just an order taker?...