Illinois-based OSI Food Solutions is one of the largest food suppliers to the food service industry. They supply their customers around the world with many categories of food products and food solutions. The company maintains its international headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, not far from its first location upon its founding more than 100 years ago. In 1909, a storefront was opened as a butcher shop by a German immigrant businessman. Years later in the 1950s, the first McDonald’s food restaurant opened nearby, and the brand new company was to be its first of many fast food chain customers. Back then, the company was known as Otto and Sons.
Today, as OSI Food Solutions it continues to supply to McDonald’s, and additionally it services Burger King, Pizza Hut, Subway, Papa John’s, Starbucks, and many more companies. OSI supplies food solutions to the food service sector. Beef comes in the form of ground beef patties, chicken as strips, nuggets, and patties, and pork individual bacon strips, hot dogs, and sausage patties. When demand for chicken went up as a result of consumer preference and other factors, OSI Food Solutions promptly responded and ultimately doubled its chicken production when it acquired a large Tyson Food plant. The company has production facilities across North America and Europe.
The additional recent acquisitions of the Dutch company, Baho Food, and Flagship Europe added to OSI’s planned expansion in Europe. They operate over 65 food facilities, into the company employees over 20,000 people worldwide. OSI Food supplies not only their high quality meat products, but additionally distributes fruits and vegetables, fish, bread and dough products, desserts, and a variety of condiments. The company holds firm to its founder’s commitment of delivering only the highest quality products to its customers. Two of the key executives at OSI Food Solutions are Sheldon Lewis and David McDonald. Both have played a crucial part in the expansion of the company, as has other members of the talented team at OSI Food Solutions.