The Kunzler Family History


Let’s Start From The Beginning

In 1901, Christian F. Kunzler, a German immigrant, invested his life savings of $700 and began making sausage in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. From the very beginning, Christian Kunzler insisted on using only the finest quality ingredients in all of his meat products, never settling for second best.

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More than a century later, his legacy of insistence on quality and excellence continues as the company is managed by the third and fourth generations of the Kunzler family.

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Earning Your Respect

Rich in history and tradition, the Kunzler brand name is now recognized as one of the most respected in the industry. From hams, franks, and bacon, to luncheon meats and specialty items, Kunzler’s Company proudly manufactures over 500 quality meat products.

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American Owned - American Made


“Top Dog” Over Lancaster


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Widespread Outreach

Today, Kunzler’s fine meat products can be found in supermarkets, delicatessens, convenience stores, schools, theme parks, sports complexes, finer restaurants, and quality-conscious kitchens throughout the United States.

The Century Mark

In 2001, Kunzler & Company celebrated 100 years of excellence. One thing that will never change is the Kunzler family’s absolute dedication to producing only the finest meat products, with a quality you won’t taste in any other brand. Thus continuing the tradition and heritage passed on by the young German immigrant, Christian F. Kunzler.


Over 123 Years of Excellence

This familiar old Lancaster landmark started by chance, a seven-hundred-dollar investment, a bull, and a hog. Kunzler products now include all kinds of fresh meats as well as hams, bacon, luncheon meats, and sausage. One thing hasn’t changed over the years and that is the dedication to producing a quality product. Kunzler & Company, Inc. is proud to be carrying on the heritage passed to us by the young German immigrant who truly believed that “Goodness is in the Making.”