From a humble corner butcher shop to the worlds leading producer of food, OSI Group has come along way. Sure, many of us never really stop and think about where our food comes from or how it’s produced, however, rest assure that OSI Group is the best company to handle such an important factor in our lives.
OSI Group’s history is the prime example of the Amerian Drea come to fruition. At the turn of the 20th century, America experienced the great German immgiration, particularly in large cities such as Chicago Illinois. Chicago was the place to be for high-quality meats, however, due to German immigrants being such a new set of group in the area there was little to no representation of meats for the German immigrants. Therefore in 1909, Otto Kolschowsky opened up a butcher chop to feed that demand. Business was good, however, much of it remained steady until after the economic boom of WWII. OSI Group would still be under the name Otto and Sons for many decades and would enjoy relatively good success, then Ray Krock stepped into the picture and changed the entire future of OSI Group forever.
The year is 1955 and Ray Kroc has just opened up his first McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois. Although, before Ray Kroc opened the doors to that very first McDonald’s he first needed to have a meat product that could be served all over the country with no change in taste or texture. OSI and Ray Kroc would go into a handshake deal to work together in order to make this vision come true. Due to a mixture of innovation and luck, OSI with the help of recent advancements in technology, particularly that of flash freezing, was able to provide Ray Kroc’s product to the world and continues to provide some of the most high quality meats to not only McDonald’s but to many other restaurants across the globe.
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