Founded in 1925 by brothers, Bill and Otto Brakebush, Brakebush Brothers, Inc. originated with the purchase of a single Chevy truck financed with a loan provided by the local central Wisconsin farmers. The Brakebush brothers then bought eggs from these local farmers and distributed them to the greater Wisconsin and Chicago areas. From these humble beginnings, today’s Brakebush has arisen.
Over the years the company’s products have changed from the egg to the chicken, but the company still remains family owned and operated. State-of-the-art cooking operations in Westfield, WI; Wells, MN and the newly acquired facility in Mocksville, NC as well as a portioning facility in Irving, TX allow Brakebush to offer a wide variety of further processed and ready-to-cook chicken products ranging from tenderloins, wings, popcorn chicken, and breaded or grilled fillets to innovative products such as Sriracha Chicken Bites™, Tater Chip Strips™ and Thigh BoneZ™.
With the help of a dedicated, experienced workforce that now numbers over 2,000, Brakebush has kept the same ideals that the founders started - providing the highest quality products to meet the needs of restaurant operators, schools, healthcare facilities, convenience stores and everyone who wants to serve their customers great tasting chicken.
“Brakebush and the FFA originated within a few years of each other. We share many of the same core ethics and values; accepting challenging work, developing leaders and being a positive influence in our communities” said Rusty Schieber, Brakebush Vice President of Operations Support and former Montello FFA member. “I am very proud of the histories of both of our organizations and look forward to continuing our support of the Wisconsin FFA”.