About McDonald Wholesale

Company Overview

For nearly a century, McDonald Wholesale Co. has been delivering food distribution and restaurant supply solutions to the Northwest with honesty, integrity and reliability. Founded in 1926 by Weir McDonald, our business has always been driven by a passion for the success of our partners.

That value holds true today. We deliver locally sourced and nationally branded products like Tyson and Lamb Weston that meet the needs of our diverse client base across Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California. McDonald Wholesale specializes in local food distribution, which allows us to bring better service and greater savings to our partners.

We’re proud of our past, and we’re excited about the future. Trust McDonald Wholesale to provide exceptional service that will keep you on track for success.

Your Local Northwest Food Distributor

We’re proud of our past and excited about our future.

History

Weir W. McDonald began a candy and tobacco sales business in 1926 in Medford.  In 1928 he moved the business to Eugene on Olive Street.  As his business grew, Weir moved to a larger location near the train depot. In addition to candy and tobacco he expanded the variety of products he sold to include wine, beer, and fountain goods.  The business was operated under the name “McDonald Candy Co.”.

In 1959 he moved to a larger warehouse on West Broadway, our current location, eventually expanding into the institutional food categories.  With this expansion, the Company became a broadline, foodservice distribution company operating under the name, McDonald Wholesale Co.  Over time Weir offered additional categories including produce and dairy products, and baking supplies. Weir W. McDonald worked up until the time of his death, at the age of 103!

Today, McDonald Wholesale offers dairy sales, bar supplies, and more to restaurants and institutions throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California. Our customers range from hotels to local diners, and we have over 800 quality food vendors.

Customer Dedication

We take pride in the fact that we serve a diverse, dynamic client base, so it’s only natural that our food distribution solutions meet the unique needs of these partners. McDonald Wholesale provides the flexibility to meet your objectives. Our customized services are tailored to address the specific needs of our partners, so you’re always getting a solution that makes the most sense for you – and only you. Whether you need restaurant supply in Portland, or kitchen supplies in Medford, McDonald Wholesale is your source for food distribution solutions.

Frosty Acres

As a Member of the Frosty Acres Brands foodservice cooperative, we enjoy increased purchasing power of national brands and private brands, such as Restaurant’s Pride®. Greater purchasing reach allows us to offer an extensive product variety at competitive prices to our customers. Through Frosty Acres we have access to a portfolio of services designed to benefit operators, so we have the resources available to support your growth and success. To learn more about Frosty Acres, visit their website at www.frostyacres.com.

Frosty Acres Brands

Leadership You Can Trust

Gary Thomsen

President/CEO


Mr. McDonald founded this Company with a focus on customer service. Maintaining that focus has allowed the Company to develop into what it is today, the best broadline foodservice distribution company in the Northwest. McDonald Wholesale Co. continues to be independently and locally owned and operated which gives us a big advantage over our competitors. We use this advantage for the benefit of our customers. Taking care of our customers also allows us to take care of our employees, many of whom have been with McDonald for over 20 years. In short we try to bring together old fashion customer service and proven innovation to provide our customers with the best service available.

Jake Vanderveen

Vice President/General Manager


Working at McDonald Wholesale Co. has been very rewarding and inspiring. It is a pleasure being part of an organization that has such a driven desire to help find solutions for customers. Every day I witness the passion our employee’s have to make McDonald Wholesale the best choice for foodservice distribution in the Northwest.

Greg Garn

General Sales Manager


Having worked for McDonald Wholesale Co. for the last 20 years, it has been very rewarding to work with a group of individuals that come together as a team to provide the best customer service in the Northwest. McDonald Wholesale is a company that really cares about the needs of its customers, employees and community.

Lem Montoya

Northern District Manager


Having been in the Foodservice distribution business in both sales and sales management since 1977, it has been incredible to watch the changes in our industry. Working for a large national company, a NW bases regional company and a privately held local company has also given an interesting perspective. What is so refreshing about McDonald Wholesale, is that our focus is about what the customer wants and needs, and our ability to build our service around that by truly caring about their success. This also follows with the way that employees are treated as well.

Dawn Solberg

Controller


Working at McDonald Wholesale has been a wonderful experience. The team is very passionate about our customers success and providing the best service. McDonald Wholesale has a long legacy reaching back to the 1920s and it is exciting to be a part of the company’s continued success today.

Mike Prochnau

Operations Manager


Being part of the McDonald Wholesale team has been a refreshing reminder that cultivating partnerships with our customers through honesty and integrity is still viable in today’s business environment. At every level of our organization our employees strive to ensure that the needs of our customers are met in the most timely and efficient manner. At McDonald Wholesale Co. the commitment to outstanding customer service is more than a slogan, it is the basic foundation upon which our Company stands.

Dave Glock

Chain/ National Account Manager


McDonald Wholesale realizes that our success depends on our customers’ success. Our top priority is to understand our customer’s needs and provide unmatched customer service. In addition to exceptional customer service we offer a highly trained, professional staff that makes McDonald Wholesale the distributor of choice in the Northwest.

Mark Swan

Purchasing Manager


At McDonald Wholesale, we are constantly staying in touch with the customer, to find and stock the items they need. Our passion for our customers and McDonald Wholesale is exemplified everyday, by each employee to make us the preferred Northwest broadline food distributor.

Barry Erickson

Information Technology Manager


Great employees and great customers are the core to quality business. Having great employees and customers working with us as partners, creates a great environment for people and business to flourish. It has been extremely rewarding to watch our customers and employees grow and progress with the Company.

Erma Reynolds

HR/Payroll Mgr.


At McDonald Wholesale Co. we are passionate about our employees’ success and the Company’s future. The Human Resource Department support’s the Company’s commitment to excellence by attracting, developing and retaining a responsive, talented and diverse workforce committed to meeting the needs of our customer’s.

Bill Lumley

Southern District Manager


I have been in food service sales and management for 23 years. I left a corporate food service distributor to come to work for Mcdonald Wholesale 5 years ago. It is exciting to work for a family owned food distributor whose main focus is impressing customers instead of stock holders. Saving our customers money is the easy part. The real work begins when we focus on helping our customers make more money with the many tools we have to offer. I am proud of our company’s ability to help food service operators reach their financial goals without sacrificing quality or services.

Ken Prutsman

Central District Sales Manager


It is with great satisfaction I hold the position of Central District Sales Manager for McDonald Wholesale. I have been working in this capacity for approximately nine years, in the local Eugene/Springfield area. My sales & sales management experience, spanning for the past thirty years, contributes to our goal of providing consultation and optimum service. I welcome questions and look forward to developing a long lasting business relationship.