Butts Foods, Inc was founded in 1935 as a live chicken distributor by Ray Butts Sr. During the 60’s the company expanded into processed broiler and hen distribution for retail markets.
Throughout the 60’s and 70’s, R.E. Butts Jr. expanded the distribution business and opened a hen processing plant in Jackson, Tennessee.
In 1978 the company moved away from all live poultry distribution and processing and concentrated on the distribution of fresh processed poultry and other proteins to retailers and restaurants in the Southeast.
Butts Foods, Inc is still 100% family owned after 80 years of serving the Southeast. The third and fourth generations of Butts family ownership, Ray Butts III and R.E. Butts IV continue to grow the business into new markets and services, including consulting and supply chain management for a wide range of clients.
In 2015 Butts Foods, Inc delivered 75 million pounds of protein to restaurants and food retailers throughout the Southeast and Midwest.
44yrs industry experience
Executive Vice President/COO
12 Years in the Industry
Director of Retail Accounts
42 Years in the Industry
29 Years in the Industry
Inside Sales Director
28 Years in the Industry
Finance Director/Business Manager
2016 brought on a newly renovated office building, creating an innovative workplace designed for future generations.
We have recently acquired the company, Nashville Wholesale Meats.