OSI Group has an American immigrant history. At the beginning of the 20th century, Otto Kolschowsky moved into Chicago, Illinois from Germany. Two years after his arrival in the United States, he opened up a small butcher shop to serve his community. He was a good businessman, and after a decade he moved to the wholesale side of meat business. Otto also moved his operations to Maywood, another Chicago suburb. In 1928, the family-based business was rebranded, Otto & Sons. With exceptional management, the company had consistency in providing Americans with quality beef and, hence, gained its reputation and say in the American food industry.
OSI Group has witnessed significant transformation since its inception in the early 90s. It has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the largest food providers in the world. Currently, the group has more than 20,000 employees working in 65 facilities spread across 17 countries around the globe. OSI Group McDonalds continues to grow its presence in the food market by funding and supporting different innovation schemes. This move has made them be updated with the ever-changing demand patterns in the market.
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OSI Group Collaboration with McDonalds
Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s restaurant in 1955. At that time he was still a franchise agent for the family-founded restaurant. Kroc had a vision of expanding OSI Group McDonalds market share through the franchising model. As a result, he agreed with Otto’s sons, Harry and Arthur, to supply the franchise with fresh ground beef. Shortly after that deal, Kroc bought McDonald and became its chief executive officer.
Due to the impressive growth of OSI Group McDonalds, the firm had to improve on their production levels. The OSI Group McDonalds opened facilities outside the Chicago area and others in North America to boost meat production. OSI group entered a joint venture with McDonald in 1978 and 1980 to service the food market of Germany and Spain respectively.
The collaboration of OSI and McDonald have made the group grow into a multinational corporation that has left a mark in the beef production industry all over the world.
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