FAIRBURY — Steidinger Foods, which provides private-label and house-brand meat products to stores and food service companies, has bought Pete’s Pride from Monogram Foods.
The purchase price was not disclosed.
Manufacturing of Pete’s Pride pork fritters will be moved to the Fairbury plant, which also produces home-style beef and pork patties, breakfast sausage and heat and serve seasoned beef for the Steidinger, Bird Farm and Link n Patty labels.
“Steidinger Foods has experienced substantial growth over the past few years. Pete’s Pride is an established and well-recognized brand that will help continue this growth. It is a great fit for us as it blends well with our current item assortment and distribution,” according to a statement by President Brad Steidinger
Monogram Foods, based in Memphis, Tenn., originally manufactured fritters and corn dogs in Muncie, Ind., marketing them to retail grocers and food-service distributors along with Pete’s Pride breaded vegetables.
Monogram has moved corn dog production to Bristol, Ind., and will continue to produce corn dogs for Steidinger under the Pete’s Pride label.