Rupari produces pre-cooked, ready-to-eat ribs and related barbecue products.
Rupari Foods ("Rupari"), headquartered in South Holland, IL, produces and distributes pre-cooked and sauced pork ribs and related barbecue products to food retailers and foodservice channels. Rupari’s products can be found in the refrigerated meat case and freezer under the Tony Roma’s brand and in the hot and cold sections of the deli under the Butcher’s Prime brand.
Wind Point acquired Rupari in July 2011. Wind Point’s value creation plan for Rupari includes driving growth of the popular Tony Roma’s refrigerated and frozen products and capturing the ready-to-eat market opportunity with Butcher’s Prime deli ribs. In addition, Wind Point plans to improve manufacturing efficiency and implement capacity improvements to support Rupari’s transformation into a premier branded food company.
Rupari is led by Jack Kelly. Jack was most recently CEO and President of American Italian Pasta Company.
Rupari is seeking strategic acquisitions that will complement its product lines. For additional information or to discuss a possible transaction, please contact Mark Burgett.