About Rudolph Foods
Our Story of Food and Family
For nearly 70 years, Rudolph Foods’ commitment to excellence has been passed from generation to generation, just like our love for flavorful, traditional pork rind snacks. In 1955, John Rudolph learned of an untapped market for pork rinds and the Ohio entrepreneur quickly launched his own company producing pork rinds from smoked bacon rinds.
Two years later the company would face its first big challenge, the meat industry no longer smoked the rind on the bacon. Under pressure to save their fledgling business, John’s wife, Mary, put her home economics background to work and invented a revolutionary process the company still uses today.
With Mary’s surefire recipe and John’s leadership, Rudolph Foods became a snack industry success story. Since then, John's sons, Jim and Rich Rudolph, have continued to dramatically expand their business and the family tradition. Today, the company has facilities in the United States,
as well as international ventures. With more than 600 employees, Rudolph Foods has launched into new areas of the snack food industry while maintaining its presence as the nation’s leading producer of pork rinds and cracklin snacks.
Throughout each year, Rudolph Foods and brands support many charities, but in particular the following charities are near and dear to our corporate heart …
In 2021 alone, Rudolph Foods has donated more than $1 million in product and cash donations to families in need as a result of poverty, the Pandemic and natural disasters.