OSI Group McDonalds is the most successful partnership is America’s food industry. It’s possible that OSI Group McDonalds would’ve failed if one company didn’t hold up its end of the partnership. Looking back, OSI Group McDonalds owe their success to each other. Furthermore, the world would look different if OSI Group McDonalds never teamed up.
By now, everyone knows McDonald’s, even in small, underdeveloped countries. Shockingly, even in the U.S., few people know about OSI Group. OSI Group is the supplier beyond many of the country’s biggest restaurant chains and frozen food companies. If OSI isn’t directly involved, it’s involved through one of its subsidiaries.
OSI started as a local butcher shop owned by Otto Kolschowsky. While many companies suffered during the World Wars, Otto’s little butcher shop grew into a regional success. After the First World War, he expanded into the wholesale market and moved operations from Oak Park, Chicago to Maywood, Chicago.
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By the end of the Second World War, Otto cemented his business as a vital part of the American Midwest. He also changed the business’s name to Otto & Sons, as he began introducing his sons to the family business. After taking over, Arthur and Harry continued realizing their father’s vision for the company.
They differed from their father when Ray Kroc came to them with a new restaurant idea. He wanted them to supply his restaurant with high-quality, fresh ground beef. He demanded more meat products than they could provide; they began looking for ways to produce higher quantities.
As McDonald’s worked its way through hundreds of suppliers, Otto & Sons built a factory in West Chicago and implemented cryogenic freezing technology. That plant began producing frozen ground beef patties only for McDonald’s product line.
In 1975, the brothers transformed the company into OSI Industries and named Sheldon Lavin CEO. The brothers retired, and Lavin continued growing the company. OSI operated as two halves: one producing products for McDonald’s while the other deals with other clients.
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