Forming a Legacy
For Lopez-Dorada Foods, growth and success happen at the intersection of hard work, consistency, and learning from those who came before. As the nation's largest Hispanic-owned protein processing company, Lopez-Dorada Foods enjoys a decades-long relationship with McDonald's, generated from the company's focus on family values, food safety, and innovation.
Lopez-Dorada Foods was established as a product of Wilson Foods, a leader in the meatpacking industry as far back as the early 20th Century. Known initially as Anderson Meats, Lopez-Dorada Foods began producing fresh, frozen beef patties for McDonald's in 1968. They continued to supply quality products to McDonald's and others for the next three decades.
In 1992, John C. Lopez, a successful McDonald's owner/operator, purchased the controlling interest in the company and, as business expanded into retail, changed the company name to Lopez Foods in 1995. Dorada Foods in Ponca City, Oklahoma was established in 2011 as a partnership with Tyson Foods. Dorada produces a variety of poultry products for McDonald’s and Tyson.