The late J. D. Osborn and his sons, Jack and J. C., 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 John, bought out the firm and changed the name to Osborn Bros., 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 Osborn boys decided to form their own Refrigerated-Truck line to haul food products from all over the southern United States.
After selling their refrigerated truck lines, they devoted all of their resources and effort to their Wholesale Produce, frozen and canned foods for this area.
The Four Osborn Brothers of Osborn Bros., Inc., are proud of their part in the growth of Etowah County during the past twenty-one years and look forward to being of even greater service to our many fine customers throughout Alabama.
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.
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 proudly nominated an Etowah County Board of Education employee for the Excellence in Education & Teacher of the Year Award this year. We also have an employee interested in participating in the Jacksonville State University Tuition Discount.
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. Also, we have several employees that generously donate their time serving local organizations and charities.
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.