Our Story

Our story began in 1941, when Ken and Florence Hanna decided to open Ken’s Steak House. Steaks were obviously going to be their specialty, but both Ken and Florence wanted to offer more to their customers: a complete dining experience. They served up a great salad, with an even greater dressing.

No one expected the salad dressing to steal the show, but that’s exactly what happened. As told by Ken, “It got to the point where our salads were probably more popular than our steaks. And pretty soon customers were asking why I didn’t put the salad dressing in a bottle and sell it.”

In 1958, Frank and Louise Crowley, friends of Ken, decided to turn his famous dressing into a business. They started Ken’s Foods in their kitchen, beginning with the restaurant’s house dressing. Today, we produce over 400 varieties of dressings and sauces. We have plant operations in Marlborough, MA, McDonough, GA, Lebanon, IN, and Las Vegas, NV, and we are proud to serve loyal customers throughout the country.

Ken’s Foods has come a long way since our beginnings in the Crowley’s kitchen, but we still remain family-owned and committed to quality.