Our Story

Hi everyone!

We are the proud owners of Tender Heifer Snack Co. We manufacture and distribute delicious beef, bacon, and turkey jerky, as well as supreme beef sticks.



Patti and I grew up next door to each other and have been friends for more than 40 years. We have been entrepreneurs for more than two decades. Patti began her last career with a startup chemical manufacturing company that produced materials for bridge decks across the country. She was there 11 years as Operations Manager. Franco owned a family entertainment company for 12 years before selling the business to join Patti at the chemical plant.

The owners of the the plant sold the business and not long after we realized the need to move on. We missed being "entrepreneurs".

While on a quest for our next business venture, we spent nearly three months driving throughout the Pacific Northwest looking at various opportunities.  



Patti found Tender Heifer Snack Co. for sale, so we called the owners and talked for a while about the business. After our conversation, we knew this had amazing potential and decided to immediately drive from the Canadian border to their home in Southern California to discuss it in more detail.

We met with them, tasted the jerky and asked lots of questions before deciding to make an offer that very day! We knew we found a quality product and the potential was unlimited.

The deal was closed on January 2, 2017. Since then we have hit the ground running.



In addition to assuring a quality product, our focus has been to help others create new businesses for themselves as route owners and/or distributors. Our private label program has helped hundreds of businesses and individuals start their own company or build on an existing one. Our combined background experience along with our dedication to build an even more successful business team assures our goals can be met and exceeded.

It has been an amazing journey and we are confident this is just the beginning of a long and successful path.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story. Please feel free to talk to us any time.

Franco & Patti