A Simple Agreement Between OSI Group and McDonalds Was The Start Of A Beautiful Friendship
OSI Group had humble beginnings. An immigrant family came to Chicago to start a better life. Otto Kolschowsky opened a small butcher shop and meat market on the west side. He proudly served his community, and at the end of the First World War, Kolschowsky was ready to expand his business. This required a move to Maywood, Chicago. Ten years later, the business became Otto and Sons. The business continued to blossom. However, after the Second World War, a certain handshake agreement with Ray Kroc that started the OSI Group on the road to unforeseen success.
After the war, it was a time of economic expansion in America. As the suburbs began to grow, there was a surge of shops and restaurants openings. Illinois saw the opening of the first McDonalds restaurant. Kroc made an agreement with the Otto brothers that they would be the new restaurant’s beef supplier. After that agreement, the Otto brothers never looked back. This was just the being for OSI Group McDonalds.
Soon Kroc became the CEO of the McDonalds corporation and more restaurants opened across the country. OSI Group McDonalds was riding right along with Kroc as he continued to expand his franchise. Though this was an exciting time for OSI Group McDonalds, it did not come without a few challenges. One such challenge was how to safely transport the beef.
OSI Group McDonalds built a plant dedicated to serving McDonalds needs. This plant was filled with the latest technology and techniques. A newly developed process would help to transport beef without the fear that it would spoil before reaching its destination. The development of flash freezing meat allowed the meat to stay fresh while enabling it to travel longer distances.
OSI Group continued to grow and is now a global company. It has 17 facilities located throughout the world and employs more than 20,000 employees. As technology continues to advance and needs change, the OSI Group presence continues to grow.