Wayne Farms was founded in 1965, after being spun off from Allied Mills Company. The company operates one of the largest poultry producers in the US.
The company is the 6th largest poultry producer, processing more than 250 million chickens every year. Wayne Farms is a subsidiary of ContiGroup. There are 13 processing facilities which sell chicken under several names, including Wayne Farms, Platinum Harvest, and Dutch Quality House.
Wayne Farms also sells chicken to major restaurants and fast food restaurants, such as Jack in the Box, Campbell’s Soup, Chick-fil-A, and Applebee’s. In 2004, the company had annual revenue of $1.5 billion and employed nearly 10,000 people full time.
Headquarters for Wayne Farms remains in Oakwood, Georgia.