Our History

Our history has shaped who we are. With over 60 years of experience in delivering great tasting food, we continue to drive growth for future generations.

McCain Family & History

In 1957, Wallace and Harrison McCain, along with their brothers Robert and Andrew, founded McCain® Foods. Today, with the hard work of over 20,000 employees across six continents, one in every three fries in the world is a McCain® Foods fry.

Since our humble beginnings, McCain® Foods has expanded our offerings ​​​​​​​and our reach. Everything from appetisers to sweet potato fries can be found in restaurants and supermarket freezers across the country.

To find out more about McCain® Foods, visit our global website.

For generations, we have helped create enjoyable mealtimes around the world.

McCain Foods has been at the centre of mealtimes for generations. That’s because creating great tasting food is at the heart of everything we do. We are constantly developing innovative new food offerings to meet different occasions, tastes and needs for people around the world. Through our investment and innovation we offer a wide variety of fries, prepared potato products, appetizers and desserts, for both the retail and foodservice channels.


We bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food.​


Family. Authentic. Committed. Trusted. Be Good. Do Good.


To be the world leader in prepared potato and appetisers, admired for our quality, people and customer dedication.


We produce and market the best and most innovative prepared potato and appetiser products to our consumers and customers in the retail, foodservice and quick service restaurant (QSR) sectors.