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75+ years of quality service

GSF History

Our History

Golden State Foods was founded in 1947 in Southern California, as a small meat company supplying local businesses. When the company teamed up with the young McDonald's Corporation in the 1950s, Golden State was on its way to becoming a major player in the food processing and distribution industries.

On a handshake and a promise, GSF and McDonald's set out to pursue a dream of the highest standards. Built upon solid values and relationships, the vision was clear: make the best products and provide the best service.


Today, more than 75 years later, GSF is one of the world’s largest diversified suppliers to the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) and retail industries. Even with the company’s international expansion and dramatic sales growth, GSF’s high standards have endured decade after decade. From its humble beginnings to its global reach as a leading multi-national corporation, GSF attributes its success to simple, yet demanding principles of quality, service, and treating others with respect.

Decades of Service, Built on a Handshake and a PROMISE



Driving Growth through One-Stop-Shopping

The ‘70s were a time of tremendous growth, as sales grew to more than $337 million. In 1971, GSF opened a distribution center in... continue



Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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