OSI Group is a private business that deals in the processing of meat products. This American based company has been in business for over ten decades. OSI Group was started as a retail shop by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky in Chicago. OSI Group was rebranded a couple of times throughout the early years. It was first known as Otto & Sons, later changed to OSI Industries and currently OSI Group. McDonald’s was the company’s first biggest client. By the time OSI Group was working with McDonald’s, it was known as Otto & Sons. This enterprise has had numerous clients, but McDonald’s stands out among all the others. This has erned the company the title OSI Group McDonalds as the association between the two companies continues to expand.
OSI Group McDonalds association with OSI Group
Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s restaurant in Illinois in 1955. During this time, Ray Kroc was still working for Maurice and Richard McDonald as a franchise agent. The establishment of McDonald’s was the first step to expanding the chain of restaurants. Before setting up McDonald’s, Ray Kroc had met with Otto Kolschowsky sons Arthur and Harry who had agreed to supply the restaurant with beef patties. After OSI Group McDonalds had become a favorite brand and began making profits, Ray Kroc bought the company and became its CEO.Under his management, McDonald’s developed a business model similar to the one used by the previous owners of the company and included OSI Group as a significant stakeholder.
This move led to the demand for more supplies from OSI Group. At the time, McDonald’s was growing into one of the most influential brands in the world. The discovery of Cryogenic food processing technology also strengthened OSI Group’s relationship with McDonald’s. OSI group quickly adopted this method to process and preserve lots of the orders requested by McDonald’s. In 1973, OSI Group opened a branch in West of Chicago installed it with liquid nitrogen freezing equipment. This plant was dedicated to processing McDonald’s food products. A Glenmark unit was also reinstated at the plant to cater for other clients other than McDonald’s. Since the 50’s, OSI Group has continued to work in collaboration with OSI Group McDonalds chain of restaurants scattered across the United States.