In 1947, in a small house on Curtis Street in Paris, Tennessee, a great idea was born. Cedric and Mildred Knott saw an opportunity to use Mildred’s personal recipes for salad spreads and making sandwiches, and delivered them to local businesses. Pimiento cheese, chicken salad, ham salad and tuna salad – Mildred could make it all. It was at that time that Knott’s Foods began a commitment to quality and customer service which has lasted for more than 70 years.
Their workday started around 2:30 a.m., with Cedric and Mildred making the products fresh each day. Cedric would then load the product into his vehicle and deliver the sandwiches to stores who would display the products on their sales counter as daily fresh items.
They could not have imagined in 1947 how their little business would expand into 18 states and grace the shelves of prominent stores throughout the southeast. You can purchase Knott’s products in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
The outstanding quality of our products and our focus on customer service is what fuels our continued growth. Consistency is important to keep customers assured that our products will be the best they’ve ever tasted – 100% of the time. Our goal is to exceed customer expectations by providing you with the best product on the market.