With approximately 20,000 employees spread over 17 countries, OSI group has evolved from just a simple butcher’s shop to a large business. It was started by a German immigrant living in Chicago in 1909 intending to serve his community. When the founder of McDonald’s intended to open his franchise, he would then enter an agreement with the founders of the butchery.
McDonald’s is a fast food franchise that has been in the US for close to 90 years. It is the biggest franchise on the world located in over 100 countries. In the late 70s, McDonald’s aired an advertisement featuring two juicy burgers and since then, the restaurant chain has made billions of dollars in sales.
The OSI Group has become a worldwide supply chain leader in the food market. They are the main primary supplier of meats to McDonald’s restaurants all around the USA. In the decades following the first deal with Ray Kroc, OSI Group McDonalds became a premier global meats supplier.
OSI Group McDonalds was estimated to be worth $6.1 billion dollars and took the 58 position in the Forbes 2016 list of largest private corporations. David McDonald has been the group’s president since 1987 and comes from a background of food processing. David has led OSI in the acquisition of a Dutch snack company.
Before obtaining the name OSI Industries, the supply chain company was known as Otto & Sons. In the early 70s, Otto & Sons has already obtained very modern freezing technology and this is how they became one of four McDonald’s main meats suppliers. McDonald’s continued to grow with Otto & Sons a steady pace beside them and in 1975, the supplier changed its name it OSI Group.
OSI Group McDonalds has opened a Culinary Innovation Center and R&D Center in Aurora in Illinois to deal with the concerns of customers and opinions of local farmers and incorporate them into the development of better ideals which will be spread across all OSI Group McDonalds companies. To know more click here.
During the 90s and 2000s, OSI Group expanded into India and Australia and during this transition to the international market, the company was acquired by Chicago Best Meats in 2011.