OSI Group McDonalds: Past, Present, and Hints of Future

OSI Group McDonalds started out as Otto and Sons, a small company of German meat distributors within the Chicago metropolitan area. They started coincidentally near the same time as Ray Kroc did when the first McDonald’s corporation was created, and “the rest is history” as they say. But in 1975 the growth became so exponential that it actually became bad for business to hold on to the mom-and-pop-shop sounding name, and so they renamed themselves to OSI Group.

Armed with such a professional name to match such a professional organization, OSI Group McDonalds hired a new Chief Executive Officer by the name of Sheldon Lavin to help better facilitate the growth of the company in 1975. Sheldon helped Chief Operating Officer David McDonald , the man behind the curtains, to get this company going global. More about of OSI Group Mc Donalds at Forbes

David himself was just a local Iowan farmer boy himself who grew up on a farm with a passion for agricultural life so much that he attended Iowa State University to further his education of the field. It was because of this hard work and passion that he was able to continue the traditions and values of hard work instilled within the blood of Otto and Sons with OSI Group McDonalds.

Now currently, OSI Group McDonalds has a presence in over 17 countries globally and around 20,000 employees working between all 65 corporate locations. Their most recent expansion has been into the Asian markets, with the formation of OSI Asia in Taiwan. And in the recent past, they have expanded into Europe by the acquisition of the Creative Foods Group and Baho Group, from funds secured by successful American endeavors alongside McDonalds and other successful corporations.

The company has come a long way since the cornfield days of Iowa and the meat-packing company of German immigrants, and yet they have shown the world their true colors in a show of continued family-first business moves. For more information on OSI Group McDonalds, visit their website at http://www.osigroup.com/