OSI Group and McDonalds: Two Food Industries Giants with a Strong History

OSI Group and the McDonald’s corporation has a very strong history together. These organizations have helped each other to rise in fame and popularity. OSI Group McDonalds unique history spans back to the 1950s when Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s in Illinois.

Ray Kroc decided to use the services of Otto and Sons to supply the fresh ground beef patties for the restaurant. The company accepted the offer and faithfully served McDonald’s for the first five years in business. Keep in mind that Otto and Sons was the former name of the OSI Group.

Otto and Sons was first started in 1909 by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky started a butcher shop. Otto and Sons was located on the west side of Chicago. His butcher shop was so successful that he was able to expand into whole sale, instead of providing daily cuts to individual customers. Since he had become a wholesale meat supplier, people started to take notice of Otto’s business. OSI Group McDonalds became known after this time.

Ray Croc had originally worked for Richard and Maurice McDonald. He eventually brought out the McDonald’s restaurant and took it over. Once he did, he heard about Otto and Sons reputation as meat suppliers. He then decided to use their services to provide the beef patties for McDonald’s.

Once this happened Otto and Sons started to take off. McDonald’s had put itself on the map as the first fast food restaurant of importance. In those days people could not resist McDonald’s and they regularly ate at the restaurant whenever they could. The American cheeseburger had become an American staple for many people.

While McDonald’s was growing by leaps and bounds; so was Otto and Sons. Their success was because of McDonald’s achievements in the restaurant industry. OSI Group McDonalds for many years well into the 70s and beyond. By 1975 Otto and Sons changed its name to OSI Group to take on a more professional sounding title for its international market. At this time, OSI Group McDonalds both enjoy great success as a highly rated meat supplier and as the world’s number one restaurant.

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