The OSI industries formerly known as Otto & Sons is a staple in the American immigrant food industry. Since partnering to be a supplier of McDonald’s back in the 1940s when it was just a budding restaurant operation, they went from a local family-owned shop to a global meat supplier in a matter of years. They specialized in supplying the ever-growing number of regional McDonald’s restaurants thus becoming McDonald’s main meat source supplier. They have been running hand in hand since the beginning of McDonald’s franchise inception.. OSI industries is one of the most recognized brands in the food processing industry and manufacturing industry.
As OSI grew over the next two decades, changes began to happen in the McDonald’s food preparation plan. Meaning, McDonald’s wanted to supply each store with consistent product, since hamburgers were and currently are the main staple of the restaurant chain, OSI group were charged with a huge task to provide a higher level of timely consistency coupled with affordability and timely delivery of the meat product to all of the budding restaurants. In the 1960s they begin to Quick freeze the meat. By adding liquid nitrogen it provided away for the meat to be frozen quickly and thawed out quickly once the meat hit the grill. The process called quick freezing or cryogenic freezing allowed for additional food expansion in the same arena to eventually include non meat items.
The growth between the two companies became widely known as they expanded throughout the world and making transportation of frozen goods even easier to transport to each restaurant and have fresh food, consistent delivery service for each customer. OSI industries has come a long way from being a family butcher shop to being the number one technically savvy food manufacturer and meat producer.
As OSI industries begin to grow they were eventually approached by the owners of McDonald’s to combine into a joint venture making McDonald’s the owner and the CEO of OSI coming on to join into the McDonalds family while running the part of the OSI distribution. Eventually they went on to add in bacon, chicken, sausage links as some of their product offerings. Additionally adding in non-meat flash frozen products as well. Over the years, they have expanded into several countries and making it easier to keep the production consistent with delivery high quality meat into countries like Europe, Japan and Germany to name a few OSI industries group will be around for centuries to come turning the meat processing industry into a better well ran cycle that provides quality meats to restaurants we consumers use on a regular basis.
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