The fact is that OSI Industries is a real American success story. Certainly, it is a story of success that should be shared with today’s young entrepreneur’s that are just starting out on their journey to success. The organization started out with just one small corner shop serving the public. Today, the organization has grown to 65 facilities, thousands of employees and a presence in multiple countries. OSI Industries is still evolving and growing, conquering new worlds and bringing food service to a global audience.
OSI Industries had a very meager beginning. The company was started by a very ambitious German immigrant living in Chicago, Illinois. His name was Otto Kolschowsky. He opened the doors to his small shop in 1909. His business was a great success. Soon, the German immigrant had a booming business that expanded across the city. After a few decades the booming family business was renamed Otto & Sons.
The McDonald’s Connection
Very few people realize that OSI Industries and McDonald have a very strong connection. In fact, this connection started a few decades ago with a simple handshake. Ray Kroc, who started the McDonald’s franchise entered into a partnership with Otto Kolschowsky and his partners to supply the McDonald’s franchise with fresh ground beef. This was a great deal for the small company and ultimately led them to even greater success. In fact, several years later the Otto & Sons company grew into a global corporation and the name of the company was changed to OSI Industries.
The company became recognized globally. Clearly, this was due to their strong connection with the McDonald corporation. The company continued to be the main supplier of fresh ground beef and transitioned from a small family owned business to a mega corporation status in 1975. New team and management leaders were brought on board to run the operation. Of course, the organization continued to expand and grow in the United States and across the world. In fact, the last decade has shown major growth in all areas of expansion. The future definitely looks bright for the organization.
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