Success in business is about having a good team to execute ideas and creating partnerships that last a long time. McDonald’s has been in partnership with OSI Group since 1955 when the company then was known as Otto & Sons was selected to supply McDonald’s. Since then both companies have grown into world leaders in their industry. OSI Group was established in 1909 and has been in operation for more than a century.
It has seen tremendous growth in that time considering it started as a simple butcher shop in a corner of Chicago. This growth has been helped by the business relationship existing between the company and McDonald’s. OSI Group McDonalds has been around for a shorter period of time. While OSI Group is pre WW1 McDonalds only came into beings 3 years after World War 2. McDonald’s started out as a burger shack established by Richard McDonald and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California in 1948.
They established a second restaurant in Des Plaines Illinois in 1955 through the franchising business model. The company has expanded and today there are more than 200,000 McDonalds in the world covering six continents. The only continent that does not have a OSI Group McDonalds is Antarctica and the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange as MCD. The partnership between McDonalds and the OSI Group started out in 1955 when the company was selected to supply the fast food chain with ground meat.
McDonalds was growing really fast and by 1973 OSI Group then known as Otto and Sons had to build a facility just for the purpose of supplying McDonalds restaurants. To deal with the increasing demand OSI Group adopted flash freezing technologic which involves freezing food items by exposing to cryogenic temperatures which maintai, taste, moisture and the texture. In this way they were able to deal with OSI Group McDonalds ever increasing demand.
About OSI Group McDonalds
OSI Group started out as a family owned butcher shop in Chicago.It was established by Otto Kolschowsky who was an immigrant from Germany. Sheldon Lavin is its current CEO and it employs 20,000 people. It has its headquarters in Aurora Illinois.