Golden State Foods began in 1947 in Los Angeles, California, as a small meat market. Founders William Moore and Frank Streeter originally sold meats to local restuarants and hotels. In the early 1950’s, the company became the major supplier to the McDonald’s Corporation’s fast food restaurants. In a joint venture with Taylor Fresh Foods, Golden State Foods is now the third largest supplier of beef in America.
In 2000, the company launched Chef’s Gold, which provides liquid condiments, such as ketchup and mustard, as well as cooked beef products for restaurants, fast food outlets, and other food providers. In another joint venture, this time with Bryan, a Texas based bakery, Golden State Foods entered the bread market and now provides baked goods to customers in the Southeast part of the U.S.
Golden State Foods division in Australia also provides produce to other American based fast food restaurants such as Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.