Many people might not realize this but the OSI Group played a critical role to McDonald’s initial success. As a matter of fact, when the restaurant had first started it was OSI’s hamburgers and cheeseburgers that people were enjoying. While McDonald’s received all of the press for their fantastic cheeseburgers, fries and shakes; it was the OSI Group that played a critical role in the success of McDonald’s. This is the story of OSI Group McDonalds and how these two companies helped each other to become world class food industry businesses.
OSI was originally known as Otto and Sons. It was created in 1909 by a German Immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky. According to family history, his company was such a success that he was able to start wholesale operations. Being a wholesale business allowed Otto and Sons to fulfill large orders of meat products for businesses.
While Otto and Sons was enjoying its success in the meat market, Ray Croc was an agent for a couple named the McDonald’s. He opened up a restaurant for these two people and it was a fairly decent establishment. Apparently, business was good because Ray Croc had decided to purchase the place from the McDonald’s. By the time Kroc had acquired the McDonald’s eatery, the company had been in business for nearly 15 years. So, the organization had a solid name in the community.
Kroc had figured out a way to “automate” food service. His methods allow him to create a simplified process for getting meals to customers within a short amount of time. He needed a meat supplier for his cheeseburger and hamburger products. He eventually heard about Otto and Sons and decided to use their services. According to legend, Kroc shook hands with the Otto’s sons and the company began making beef patties for the organization.
OSI Group McDonalds got its start at this point. Otto and Sons was rebranded OSI Group in 1975. They continued their relationship with McDonalds as a meat supplier. OSI Group McDonalds are now two giant organizations in the food industry. Their products has fed billions of people all over the world. OSI Group McDonalds continue great success in the market and both organizations have excelled in the food industry business.
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