About McDonald Wholesale

Company Overview

For nearly a century, McDonald Wholesale 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 nationally branded products like Conagra and Lamb Weston, as well as family farm-owned local meat and dairy companies that meet the needs of our clients 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 specialize in casual and family dining concepts, such as pizza parlors, burger joints, country stores, and local pubs, but serve everyone from food trucks to white table cloth restaurants. We’re also proud to serve institutions such as public schools, college housing, and retirement communities.

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 business will grow with the support of our sales, customer service, marketing, purchasing, and management teams, all within reach to assist you. The pride of our business are the close personal relationships we’ve built with our customers and suppliers over the years, and we strive to maintain win-win-win strategies for our stakeholders.


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.  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.

Leadership You Can Trust

Gary Thomsen


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

President and COO

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.

Aaron Kerner

Northern Valley District Manager

I have been in the restaurant industry for 2 years, but in the food distribution industry for over 9, serving in several roles. Before McDonald Wholesale, I worked for a worldwide corporation, but that experience made me realize what was important to me and led me back to representing a local company. I really enjoy the relationships I form with my customers and work to bring the best service I can to our partnerships by focusing more on what is good for the customer. The hardest thing for me is to say “no” to my partners, so my goal is never have to. When I’m not working, I am spending time with my 3 beautiful daughters and wonderful wife at home, at the park, camping, or just “hanging out.”

Courtney Markham

Portland East District Manager

I have been in the restaurant industry for over 25 years in several positions from dishwasher to Executive Chef. For the past 15 years, I have worked in food distribution as a Sales Consultant, Sales Trainer and District Sales Manager. Working for a local company like McDonald Wholesale has enabled me to marry my passion for local food with my skill set within the industry. A local Portlander for over 10 years, I enjoy spending my time exploring local food, beer and cocktails while supporting my local Portland food community.

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.

Kenny Martin

Chief Financial Officer

Observing dedication toward customer service and passion for excellence across the company made joining the McDonald Wholesale team in 2020 an exciting opportunity. Finding culture of collaboration, it is easy to see what’s made McDonald Wholesale successful for over 90 years. With continued focus on customer success, the future is bright.

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

Vendor Relations 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.

Alisa Walker

Human Resource Manager

Working in the Human Resource field for 10 years I was excited to join the team at McDonald Wholesale in 2019. McDonald Wholesale focus on their customer, employee and supplier partner experiences is a breath of fresh air! I was excited to bring an expertise which includes employee relations, HR compliance, performance management, policy and handbook development, compensation planning, and benefits administration. I look forward to the future and being a part of the continued success of this amazing company.

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.

Brian Cloyd

Portland West District Manager

The foodservice industry has provided me with many different opportunities over the past 29 years. From my beginning as a dishwasher, until now as a District Manager for McDonald Wholesale, I have been focused on supporting the growth and success of restaurants and institutions. McDonald Wholesale and their entire team understand that it is not only the business owner that depends on the success, but the employees, their families, and the communities in which we all do business.

Brian Kostelecky

Director of Purchasing

Having been in the Foodservice distribution business over the last 30 years, including in various roles such as restaurant manager, order selector, delivery driver, produce and dairy buyer to procurement management, I have learned what matter most, and that is taking care of the customer. McDonald Wholesale does that and much more. We strive to take care of all stakeholders in our business from the customers to the vendors as well as the company. It is this focus of the leadership team, that makes us the premier Foodservice distributor in the northwest. I am proud to work with and for an amazing organization.