OSI Group is a food processing enterprise that supplies food products globally to food retailers and business all over the world. The company was formed in 1909, and its main headquarters are in Illinois. OSI Group supplies food products such as meat patties, sandwiches, hot-dogs, pizzas as well as vegetables. Most of their products are selected from the best vendors all around the globe. These products are inspected and vetted before the sale to ensure that they reach customer satisfaction. OSI Group has made millions of dollars by being the main food supply chain for very many famous food brand retailers such as McDonald’s. OSI Group McDonalds is one of the major partnerships that OSI has made over the years. OSI Group supplies food products to McDonald’s chains, and this partnership has been effective since 1955. Visit their website at osigroup.com
The first McDonald’s restaurant was opened in 1995 by Ray Kroc who was just a franchise agent for Maurice and Richard McDonald. Before opening the franchise, Arthur and Harry who were sons to Otto Kolschowsky (founder of OSI) had a handshake agreement with Kroy to supply ground beef to McDonald’s. This marked the birth of OSI Group McDonalds. A few years later Kroy purchased the franchise and became the CEO and OSI became a joint venture at McDonald’s. OSI Group became part of the growing McDonald’s franchise that kept opening spots in different areas in the country. One of the main agenda of McDonald’s was to provide each restaurant they owned with a consistent product. At the time, the main product was hamburgers which OSI had to supply. OSI Group McDonalds had to deliver consistent products that were fresh and could withstand the long distances to the range of McDonald restaurants.
There was a technological advancement in the 1960’s and OSI Group McDonalds was able to utilize flash freezing to provide fresh meat to the McDonald franchise. With flash freezing, it made the task easier and convenient. With time, OSI Group became the main supplier of food products to McDonalds and still to date they are. OSI Group McDonalds is a partnership that keeps growing strong.