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WHO WE ARE

We're a family of food innovators with beginnings in the 1940's—makers of burgers, bowls, burritos, bites, crumbles, meatballs and more for some of the world's most recognized and successful food brands. Find the Don Lee Farms® brand of plant-based and meat proteins at your local club and supermarket.

 

We're proud of our family's history. Today, we're helping shape the future. We're a leading plant protein producer and advocate of sustainable organic farming and ranching. We prohibit nearly all artificial ingredients and preservatives from our foods.

Since 2012

Since 1984

Since 2018

Since 2014

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BEGINNINGS IN THE LATE 1940'S.

Larry founded Larry's Foods in the 1940's, making sandwiches during and after World War II. Donald, one of Larry's sons, joined the family's entrepreneurial operation in the 1970's, becoming production manager at their plant in Gardena, California. The company expanded their capabilities, becoming one of the first to make, flash freeze and deliver fully cooked burgers to national supermarkets and school districts. Larry sold the pioneering company almost a decade later, giving Donald an opportunity to continue the family legacy and start his own.

Donald founded Don Lee Farms in 1982 in a small rented building in Marina Del Rey, California.

By the the mid-1980’s, the business quickly grew and established its current headquarters in Los Angeles, adding a production facility and an additional warehouse facility nearby. The company built production lines, launched new products and developed what would become decades-long partnerships with school districts, club stores and the world's biggest and most successful food brands.

 

In the 2000's, Donald's sons, the third generation in the food industry, joined. During that decade, the family celebrated their company's 20th anniversary and launched first-to-market vegetarian and plant-based foods.

 

In the 2010's, Don Lee Farms expanded its national footprint with an additional production facility in the Dallas, Texas area, achieved Organic Certification and launched Organic Certified private-label and branded products in over 10,000 markets in 15 countries.

OUR FAMILY STORY

IN THE PRESS

THE DON LEE FARMS® BRAND

    The Don Lee Farms® brand stands for original, simple and sustainable. That means we actively prioritize sourcing, producing and delivering within a 200-mile radius of our facilities. We create our foods with simply crafted recipes, using basic ingredients and spices found in most kitchen cabinets. We believe it doesn't take more than a handful of ingredients to make great food. That's why we make deliciously simple food that's easy to prepare and enjoy.

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