The OSI Group McDonalds relationship is symbiotic, which means that both entities benefit from the partnership. In the mid 1950’s Otto and Son’s, a food supplier and butcher which would become OSI, had around 30 years of moderate, though steady, success. It was at this time that they would find a partnership that would springboard them to massive success.
In the mid 1950’s a man named Ray Kroc opened up a restaurant that would forever change the food industry and the country. Kroc took a successful business and opened another one in different location. This created the first corporate franchise. These restaurants, called McDonalds, became very successful and are now a billion dollar company that has a global reach. This good fortune would soon change OSI for the better.
OSI group signed on to be the new restaurant’s exclusive supplier of ground beef in the mid 1950’s. This OSI Group McDonalds relationship has lasted six decades and counting. OSI is still the most used supplier for all McDonalds restaurants. This has enabled OSI Group to spread throughout the world. They employ over 22,000 employees in countries throughout the world.
OSI’s success has allowed them to expand the scope of what they do and the space in which they work. In 1995 they expanded into India with Vista Processed Foods, and in 2002 OSI China was established. In 2016 OSI Group acquired an old Tyson Chicken plant and saved hundreds of jobs in the small town. These are just a few examples of the success that the OSI Group McDonalds partnership brought to both companies.
The OSI Group McDonalds partnership truly benefits both sides. McDonalds has a food supply industry leader to, dependably, supply them with quality food products. OSI owes a lot of its success to its partnership with McDonalds.