One of the most important industries on our planet is that of food services. Without these services, people would be left to hunt and gather as they did years ago. Thankfully, however, one of the top food processors calls the United States its home. OSI Food Solutions has become a leading company in the food processing industry, and it is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down any time soon. The company’s original name was Otto & Sons, an it is based in Illinois. OSI Food Solutions is a wholesaler of a wide variety of different food products, such as pasta, meatballs, chicken, vegetables, steak, pizza, cheese, desserts, beef patties and many more.
1909 is year during which OSI Food Solutions was initially formed. In the very beginning, the company was quite small and employed family members. The company’s founder, Otto Kolschowski, was an immigrant from Germany who has had some influence in reshaping the landscape of the City of Chicago. After a large wave of new immigrants in the 20th century, Chicago saw its population and its economy grow significantly. The plains and farms of Illinois make it a prime area for the production of many different types of foods, which OSI Food Solutions has certainly made the most of.
When the company first began, its role was to sell quality meats. Later, as the company moved in to the wholesale market, it experienced an enormous amount of growth. Over the years the the company developed it had the privilege of working with some of the biggest names in the food industry. These include KFC, Burger King, Subway, Starbucks and Pizza Hut. Then, OSI Food Solutions managed to become a leading brand after negotiating a deal with McDonald’s Ray Kroc, after which the brand become one of McDonald’s suppliers for beef. It will be interesting to see how this company continues to evolve even further into the future, as it currently boasts some impressive technology and is valued at over $6 billion.