80 Years of History with Bridgford
Bridgford Foods Corporation traces its roots back over 80 years to February 1932, when our founder Hugh H. Bridgford (1908-1992) opened a retail meat market in San Diego, California. Our business first evolved into several retail meat markets, and later to meat wholesaling, frozen food distribution, meat processing, and frozen food manufacturing. The Company is now headquartered in Anaheim, California, about four miles from Disneyland. In addition to meat processing and bakery operations in Anaheim, the Company has four additional factories: two in Dallas, Texas, one in Chicago, Illinois, and one in Statesville, North Carolina.
Bridgford Foods pioneered the manufacture and sale of frozen bread dough to supermarkets and institutional customers, beginning in 1962. The first products were made at the Anaheim meat-processing facility. Additional frozen bread plants were added in Dallas in 1968 and 1985, and in Statesville, North Carolina in 1996. In 1975, we acquired our Chicago meat processing facility, which has a heavy emphasis on dry and semi-dry sausage, as well as beef jerky.