CHARLOTTE, NC. — Benestar Brands, a producer of pork rinds, tortilla chips and pretzel bread merchandise, has acquired San Francisco-based 4505 Meats, which specializes within the manufacturing of pork rinds and different protein-based snacks.
Benestar, the mother or father firm behind pork rind manufacturers that embrace Mac’s, Porq and Turkey Creek, tortilla chips below the Chicas and Cazo de Oro manufacturers and Pretzilla pretzel bread merchandise, was based in 1947 and operates six manufacturing vegetation within the United States and one in Mexico.
Financial phrases of the transaction weren’t disclosed.
Founded about 13 years in the past by Ryan Farr, a butcher, chef, restaurateur and writer, 4505’s retail-focused merchandise are keto pleasant, paleo licensed and constructed from humanely raised pork that’s antibiotic free. Mr. Farr employed Erick Havlick as chief govt officer of the corporate in late 2021. The modern firm just lately launched 4505 Butcher’s Snacks, together with a line of protein-rich, premium sausage snacks.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Ryan, Erik and the rest of the 4505 team,” stated Bruce Myers, president of Benestar Brands, a subsidiary of Dallas-based non-public fairness agency Highlander Partners. “4505 has quickly established itself as one of the most innovative and exciting brands in the salty snack industry.”
Jeff Partridge, govt chairman of Benestar and a accomplice at Highlander, added, “4505 created the premium pork rind category and established better-for-you standards that previously didn’t exist. This addition to our portfolio of brands couldn’t be a more appropriate fit.”