Hi everyone!

This is Franco. My wife Patti and I are the proud owners of Tender Heifer Snack Co and we produce/distribute the incredibly delicious Smokehouse Jerky beef and bacon jerky.

Patti began her last career with a startup chemical manufacturing company that produced materials for bridge decks across the country. She was there 11 years and worked her way to the top of the organization into a managerial, leadership role. I owned a family entertainment company for 12 years before selling the business to join Patti at the chemical plant.

After 2 years together, the owners of the the plant sold the business and not long after the we realized the need to move on. Patti and I missed being entrepreneurs. 

While on a quest for our next business venture in Oregon and Washington, we spent nearly three months driving throughout the Pacific Northwest looking at various locations.  

Patti eventually found a business for sale, the Tender Heifer Snack Co. We called the owners and talked for a while about the business and decided to drive straight to their home to discuss it in more detail.

From the Canadian border we drove straight through to the home of the business owners in Beaumont, CA. We met with them, tasted the jerky and asked lots of questions before deciding to make an offer that very day! We knew we found a quality product and the potential was unlimited.

The deal was closed on January 2, 2017 and since then we have hit the ground running.

In addition to assuring a quality product, our focus has been to help others create new businesses for themselves as route owners and/or distributors. Our combined background experience along with our dedication to build an even more successful business team assures our goals can be met and exceeded.It has been an amazing journey we know has just begun. 

It has been an amazing journey we know has just begun. 

Thank you for taking the time to read our story. Please feel free to reach out to us any time.

Franco & Patti Fonseca