Golden State Foods
|Industry||Food packaging, Agriculture, Food industry|
|Founded||Los Angeles Area, California (1947)|
Mark S. Wetterau Chair/C.E.O.
|Revenue||$5.0 Billion USD (2013)|
Golden State Foods (GSF) is an American foodservice company. Through a joint venture with Taylor Fresh Foods Inc., GSF is one of the biggest service providers to McDonald's restaurants, including liquid products, and its third largest beef supplier in the U.S. GSF's Australian group, supplies produce to KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Milford.[disambiguation needed] GSF also owns the Egypt group, which provides processing and distribution services in the Middle East.
The company started in 1947 as a small meat company to supply products to Los Angeles area restaurants and hotels. In the 1950s it became a primary supplier to McDonald's Corporation to provide the fast food restaurant chain with ingredients.
Chef Gold was launched in 2000 to produce liquid products, such as ketchup and mustard, and cooked meat products for a variety of customers. In the same year, GSF formed a self-serving subsidiary called Centralized Leasing Company (CLC) to provide GSF with leasing services. In 2002 Signature Services was launched to offer customized services such as store painting, lot striping, power washing and landscaping. In partnership with The Arthur Wells Group in St. Louis; GSF formed CFM Logistics to help clients with their freight distribution needs.