Appleton Plant
Appleton, Wisconsin plant

About Us

Almost anyone who eats french fries will at some point eat a McCain french fry. One of every three fries sold worldwide comes from McCain which translates into one hundred million servings of McCain french fries each and every day.

Founded by two brothers, Harrison and Wallace McCain, their first plant opened in 1957 in a tiny rural village in Canada. Over fifty years later, McCain has become the world’s only truly global french fry producer.

McCain Foods USA entered the U.S. market more than 30 years ago and is a leading supplier of frozen potato and snack food products for the foodservice markets, which includes major national food chains. McCain also supplies retail grocery chains with both McCain and private label potato products. Popular McCain frozen snack foods are sold under the Moore’s, Anchor and Brew City brands.

McCain Foods Limited is an international leader in the frozen food industry employing over 20,000 people and operating 57 production facilities on six continents. A privately-held company headquartered in Canada, McCain has annual sales of over C$6 billion and is the world’s largest producer of french fries and potato specialties. The company’s products can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 130 countries around the world.


McCain Foods Limited incorporated May 24, 1956 and, in 1957, production began at the first plant in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada.


First entry into U.S. market.


French fry plant acquired in Washburn, Maine.

French fry plant purchased in Easton, Maine.


Potato processing plant acquired in Othello, Washington.

McCain acquires the assets of Ellio's Pizza, Lodi, New Jersey.

A $35 million expansion is announced for the Othello, Washington, potato processing facility.


McCain Foods purchases the Ore-Ida foodservice frozen french fry and appetizers business in the United States at a cost of $500 million (USD).

Announcement of a major $70.8 million (USD) expansion to more than double the production capacity of its french fry processing facility in Easton, Maine.


McCain Foods Limited acquired the production facilities and foodservice business of Anchor Food Products Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of frozen appetizers with sales of $503 million (USD) in 2000.

McCain Foods acquired Jon-Lin, Inc. of Colton, California, a foodservice manufacturer of roasted vegetables and other potato and vegetable appetizer products.


McCain Foods USA, headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, employs over 4,300 people and operates 10 production facilities in Maine, Washington, Wisconsin, Idaho, New Jersey, California and Nebraska serving a customer base that includes McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Wal-Mart, and many others across the U.S.


McCain Foods USA
1620 N. 8th Street
PO Box 680
Colton, CA 92324


McCain Foods USA
218 West Hwy 30
Burley, ID 83318

ILLINOIS (USA Headquarters)

McCain Foods USA
2275 Cabot Drive
Lisle, IL 60532


McCain Foods USA
319 Richardson Road
PO Box 159
Easton, ME 04740


McCain Foods USA
2629 North Broadwell Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803


McCain Foods USA
100 Lee Street
Othello, WA 99344


McCain Foods USA
555 N. Hickory Farm Lane
Appleton, WI 54914

McCain Foods USA
801 Rockwell Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

McCain Foods USA
Hwy 54 West & 110 Street
PO Box 10
Plover, WI 54467

McCain Foods USA
100 West Coleman Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868