10. Boar’s Head
The Boar’s Head company was started as a small business in New York City in 1923. Today, it has grown into a top brand name known for quality, taste, and nutritional value. The company specializes in providing gourmet deli meats. These meats are cured and hand-crafted with the consumer in mind. The meats are preserved for freshness by using unique blends of special ingredients to create flavorful sandwiches, hot dogs, and more! The company ships its products worldwide.
9. Boca Burgers
Boca Burgers were originally created by the founder of Gardenburger Company, Paul Wenner and his partners. Since they first started, Boca Burgers were the first ever veggie burger that was made out of soy. Today, the company claims to be the number one authority for making vegetarian food. Boca Burgers are now sold in more than 50 countries all around the world. Over 80 million patties have been sold since it was created! Boca Burgers can be found in your local grocery store and are also served in many restaurants and cafeterias.
Wienerschnitzel is a famous hot dog chain from Texas. It is the largest hot dog chain on the west coast. This business started in 1961 as Der Wienerschnitzel. The company was owned by Edgar Waldo “Wally” De Witt who was a traveling salesman and had the idea of starting a hot dog stand while he was near the Mexico border. It was known as Der Wienerschnitzel until 1990 when it was bought by John Galardi, who decided to rename it “Wienerschnitzel” to help advertise that it wasn’t just a hot dog stand, but also sold hamburgers. There are over 800 locations across 30 states today. Wienerschnitzel is one of the largest restaurant chains that started in Texas.
7. Jimmy Dean
Jimmy Dean is a famous hot dog chain from Texas. It is a family business that started in 1947 when Jimmy Dean was just 6 years old. This business is a fast food chain founded by his father Paul “Ed” Dean and his mother Mary Louise. In 1950, Jimmy Dean bought the chain and made it more popular. By 1963, Jimmy was the owner and managing director at this restaurant. Today, there are over 700 restaurants across 39 states all over the country. The chain is famous for its sausages that are made from only the most premium meats and produce.
6. Boar’s Head Meatloaf
Boar’s Head was established in 1918 by Abe Boar. It is known for its high-quality meat, which is free of preservatives, artificial flavorings and colorings. The company produces no added hormones or antibiotics, especially given its proximity to New York City waterway, the Hudson River. Boar’s Head makes patties and roasts its own beef every day—a custom process that involves cutting and grinding beef then curing it in salt brine for up to twenty-four hours. The final product is placed between flimsy mats at a temperature of 30 degrees Fahrenheit (0.85 degrees Celsius) for a period of forty-eight hours. The product is then cleaned and cooked before being packaged. Boar’s Head also offers sausage in foil packages that are sold at stores and supermarkets.
5. Kraft General Foods (Chicken, Ham, and Beef)
Kraft General Foods (KGF) was founded by two brothers, Herbert and Theodore Kraft in 1917. The company was originally started as a distributor of corn flakes, oatmeal, canned vegetables, vitamins and other health and household products. In 1937 the brothers decided to open their own restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side at 59th Street, which they named “Kraft’s Restaurant and Lunch Room” (today called “The Forum Restaurant & Bakery Café). They decided to build a large and comfortable dining room with 40 seats, where they served sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries and desserts. By 1950, KGF had acquired the restaurant business of the Leo Corporation. In 1966, KGF was purchased by Gilbert F. Renfro from his former employer (the Howard Johnson’s corporation), who then shifted his attention to the hotel industry.
4. Ippei Steakhouse (Noodles)
Ippei Steakhouse (Noodles) is a Japanese casual dining restaurant which serves authentic Japanese home-style cuisine. The company was founded in 1932. It is known for its wide variety of noodle dishes such as Ramen Noodles and Udon Noodles. Today, there are over 400 locations across the U.S. The chain was born out of a small noodle shop located in the Edo period (around 1600), which was founded by Ippei in 1932. The store was known as an outlet for just packaged noodles, so they opened a restaurant in 1962. In 1972, the restaurant was renamed “Ippei Steakhouse” to reflect its expansion into steak.
3. Niman Ranch Ground Beef Patties
Niman Ranch Ground Beef Patties are made from 100% ground Niman Ranch Angus that is harvested in the fall and are hand-trimmed. The patties then go through a rigorous process of aging, curing, grinding and packaging before going into distribution. Niman Ranch bulls are born and raised on ranchland in Colorado Springs, Colorado where their diet is based around native grasses and roots that are pesticide-free. The company was founded by Michael Ellis. He is the president of Niman Ranch and helped start the first California ranch, which supplies bread and butter to local supermarkets.
2. Erbert & Gerbert’s
Erbert & Gerbert’s Restaurant was founded in 1986 and has since grown into a chain of stores across the United States. It specializes in serving top-quality sandwiches, salads, soups, hot dogs, and breakfast burritos that are made-to-order with fresh ingredients and quality meats. The company was founded by Ernie Schaaf who decided to open a sandwich shop. After handing over the keys of his former restaurant to his brother Glenn, he started Erbert & Gerbert’s with a single location in Des Moines, Iowa in 1986. After that, Erbert & Gerbert’s has grown to over 150 locations across the U.S.
Chick-fil-A began in 1946 when S. Truett Cathy was inspired by his mother’s chicken recipe (her family owned a restaurant in Georgia). In 1948, S. Truett and his wife, Wilhelmina, opened their first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia (now known as Atlanta). Their original menu consisted of sandwiches including chicken bites with pickles, slaw and a banana pudding for dessert. The business experienced rapid growth which led to it being franchised. The first franchised location was opened in 1967 in Atlanta. Today, there are over 3,000 locations across North America, where the company’s mission is to “glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and serving with excellence.”
There are many other fast food chains that use animal products in their menus. But these are some of the biggest and most popular ones. These corporations have a large effect on the meat industry and consumption as a whole. It is important for people to understand that even though these fast food chains may be convenient, they have an adverse effect on the environment and health problems. The animals deserve better treatment than being mass produced for consumption by humans.