Twenty thousand employees, sixty five facilities and seventeen countries, gives OSI Group the stats to back up how it is one of the largest food providers on earth. The company has not always been this mega food brand. From humble beginnings to major corporate status has made this company a defining event of American economics of the twentieth century. As the world becomes more high tech and modernized, OSI Group is evolving with how the food industry is changing.
Immigrants birthed what is the large company today. After two weeks of being in the United States, Otto Kolschowsky opened a market to sell meat to his Chicago community. A decade later he was doing so good he began to wholesale, which meant having business operations in a neighboring suburb. In 1928, he rebranded the company’s name to Otto & Sons. Decades of local, family oriented success followed smoothly. The butcher shop and retail meat business Otto built withstood so much even the World War II. The business was a symbol of family, immigration and the American dream and more
As time passed and suburbs became bursting with people, Otto & Sons became known by the largely popular burger chain today known as McDonald’s. Ray Kroc made an agreement signed by a handshake with the descendants of Otto to supply ground beef through the form of franchises. The first McDonald’s restaurant was opened in 1955 by Ray Kroc. The single restraint was located in Illinois. This location was the first in developing the company with a franchise model, which was a new business concept for the United States at that time.
It took two decades or Otto & Sons to transition into the global company OSI Group. The focus of the franchise model was to make sure each franchise was able to give each customer a quality and consistent product. The selling point of McDonald’s was its delicious hamburgers. Because of the company’s selling point, OSI Group had to make sure to find suppliers that were reliable on delivering affordable and consumer driven meat that could be transported over long distances and still tasted great.
Today, OSI Group is still delivering a decades old classic product: the McDonald’s hamburger. The company works on their very large supply chain of suppliers and franchisees to make sure customer’s get a reliable experience from their restaurants.