The late J.D. Osborn and his son, Jack, began the business in Attalla as the Osborn Produce Company. With the success of this venture, Jack and his three brothers, J.C., Joel and Johnny, bought out the firm and changed the name to Osborn Brothers, Inc.
Who We Are
Our Story Begins in 1947
10 Years Later in October, 1957
The four brothers purchased one of the top produce firms in Alabama, and in October, 1957, the four brothers decided to form their own refrigerated truck line to haul products from all over the southern United States.
After selling their refrigerated truck lines, they devoted all their resources and effort to their wholesale fresh, frozen and canned goods lines for this area.
The four Osborn brothers were proud of their part in the growth of Etowah County. In 2004, Joel became the sole owner of the business. Upon his death in 2014, his widow, Mrs. Betty Osborn, became owner. The third-generation family members Renee Osborn, Nanette Waldrup and Wyman Osborn look forward to continuing the family legacy with growth and success for years to come.
How We Serve
Leadership and community support
Osborn Foodservice has served its local community as a family-owned business for three-quarters of a century. We strive to build strong relationships with our customers, many who operate businesses in the Etowah County area.
Osborn prides itself on traditions and trust. Our sales team is dedicated to providing the best customer service and product to help ensure our clients success.
Here at Osborn Foodservice, we strive to create strong relationships with our customers, many whom operate businesses in the Etowah County area. The recognition from our community with this award means the world to us. This award highlights the values, pride, and traditions that have built us and carried us so far. It also highlights the trust that our customers have placed in us to deliver them quality products and amazing customer service.
Osborn Foodservice has been a member of The Chamber since 2012. We have participated in many networking events such as Business After Hours and Business and Gravy which have led to new opportunities for the company. We have also participated in several informative Chamber Councils.
Osborn Foodservice was the proud recipient of the Gadsden-Etowah Chamber 2021 Small Business of the Year (50-100 employees) and chosen as a nominee for the Alabama Chamber Awards.
Osborn Foodservice is proud to be a part of the Etowah County community and help grow the economy in the Gadsden area. We are honored to give back to our community, providing donations to non-profit organizations and fundraising events across our distribution area.
The Moments That Make Us Proud
Osborn continues to be a leader in the Foodservice Industry. We have doubled our sales in the last three years and increased our number of employees by fifty percent. Our K-12 Division has seen growth in both sales and school districts served.
Osborn Foodservice was honored as a UniPro Foodservice 2019 Key Distributor Award winner. The UniPro Key Distributor Award recognizes UniPro Member companies for their exceptional accomplishments and growth, for their dedicated participation in UniPro Procurement, Logistics, Sales and Marketing programs, and for their strong commitment to the UniPro organization.
Osborn’s company philosophy is to be excellent consultants to help ensure our customer’s success. We also strive to be good stewards, being conscious of doing the right thing, even it affects the bottom line.