About Grand Champion Meats
Our name says it all…
We couldn’t stop winning awards for our meats even if we tried.
Grand Champion Meats provides award-winning meat products and unrivaled customer service that inspires customers to recommend us to family and friends. We are active supporters of the communities we do business in, and provide a fair and safe workplace that values and rewards hard work.
Who we are
We’re a family business. In 1971, Jerry & Linda Gall founded Foley Locker and launched a business that continues today as Grand Champion Meats. The business is now run by their youngest daughter, Kelly Gall Washa, and her husband Tony Washa but you will find Jerry there on most days. Our “family” includes more than 20 employees—many of whom have been here more than 10 years. Over the years, a lot has changed: We opened a second retail store in Crosslake, MN, Tony and Kelly earned Master Meat Crafter recognition, and we have introduced many new products and services. At the same time, there is a lot that hasn’t changed: free samples, national and state award recognition year-after-year and our famous sausage, snack sticks, bacon, and ham.
What we believe
Our customers are our friends and neighbors. We stand behind our products and services and are committed to quality, integrity and friendly service.
Our employees are an extension of our family. If you work for us, you can expect fair wages, respect and teamwork.
The success of the communities in which we operate is as important as our success. We contribute to social and charitable causes with financial, in-kind and volunteer support.
What we do
We have been part of farm-to-fork before it was a thing. You will always find the freshest cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and seafood, as well as a wide variety of hand-crafted sausages, both smoked and fresh, snack sticks, bacon, ham and other products, all produced in small batches. We also offer custom beef, pork, wild game processing and state-inspected processing.