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Made in Oklahoma - Lopez Foods, Inc.

We visit Lopez Foods, a local food producer and supplier of many of our favorite fastfood items served at restaurants throughout the state.
Made in Oklahoma - Lopez Foods, Inc.

Lopez Foods

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Show 1117: Made in Oklahoma - Lopez Foods, Inc.

Air date: April 24, 2011

 

Transcript

COURTENAY DEHOFF:  WHEN WE STOP FOR A SAUSAGE BISCUIT AT BREAKFAST OR A BURGER FOR LUNCH AT OUR FAVORITE FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS, WE OFTEN NEVER THINK ABOUT WHERE THEY CAME FROM.  LITTLE DID WE KNOW THE BIRTHPLACE OF OUR BURGER MIGHT JUST BE RIGHT HERE IN OKLAHOMA.

PATTIES ARE DROPPING IN, AND HEATING UP, AS THEY SIZZLE DOWN THE ASSEMBLY LINE AT LOPEZ FOODS IN OKLAHOMA CITY; CEO ED SANCHEZ.

ED SANCHEZ:  LOPEZ FOODS IS A FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS WE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND WE PRODUCE HAMBURGER PATTIES FOR MCDONALDS, BREAKFAST SAUSAGE PATTIES FOR MCDONALDS, WALMART, SONIC, AND VARIOUS SUPERMARKETS IN THE AREA.

COURTENAY:  FROM SUASAGE TO HAMBURGER, LOPEZ FOODS IS ROLLING OUT MEAT TO ALL YOUR FAVORITE FRANCHISES.

SANCHEZ:  WE HAVE VARIOUS DIFFERENT PRODUCTS.  ONE IS 100% BEEF HAMBURGER PATTIES THAT WE MAKE FOR MCDONALDS.  ANOTHER PRODUCT IS A PORK SAUSAGE PRODUCT THAT YOU SEE AT SONIC, FOR EXAMPLE, OR AT THE MCDONALDS OR AT WALMART.

COURTENAY:  AND THANKS TO THE MADE IN OKLAHOMA COALITTION, LOPEZ FOODS SHIPS MEATS ALL ACROSS THE WORLD.

SANCHEZ:  MADE IN OKLAHOMA HAS HELPED US REALLY GET ADDITIONAL EXPOSURE TO OUR RETAIL PRODUCT; PRODUCTS THAT ARE SOLD AT THE DIFFERENT CENTERS, FOOD CENTERS, SUPER CENTERS, AND GROCERY STORES.

COURTENAY:  PRODUCT THAT ALSO BENEFITS FROM BEING PROCESSED RIGHT HERE IN MIDDLE AMERICA.

SANCHEZ:  OKLAHOMA IS CENTRALLY LOCATED AND SO THAT IS A BIG ADVANTAGE.  THE WORKFORCE HERE IS A FANTASTIC WORKFORCE.  THE LOCAL OFFICIALS WORK WITH YOU IN TRYING TO MOTIVATE AND CREATE BUSINESS, SO IT’S A VERY FRIENDLY BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT.

COURTENAY:  A MEAT SAVVY ENVIRONMENT THAT PROVES TO BE A MAJOR PLAYER, IN TODAY’S FOOD INDUSTRY.

LOPEZ FOODS PRODUCES 500,000 POUNDS OF 100% BEEF PATTIES FOR MCDONALDS PER DAY AND 200,000 POUNDS OF SIZZLING SAUSAGE.  NOW THERE…IS SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT.