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 2017, Butts Foods Inc. delivered over 60 million pounds of protein to restaurants and food retailers throughout the Southeast and Midwest.
This year, Butts Foods Inc. acquired Nashville Wholesale Meats and the Tarrant Distribution Center from Mar-Jac Poultry, strengthening our presence in the Nashville and Birmingham areas.
2016 brought on a newly renovated office building, creating an innovative workplace designed for future generations.