MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ralph Cator, the founder of Cardinal Meat Specialists Limited, recently became the first Canadian inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame.
Cator founded Cardinal in 1966, since then it has grown to supply meat, poultry and fresh and packaged products on a national level. Today, the meat company produces approximately three-million burgers a week, along with 300,000 cooked meat products in its two Mississauga, Ont. facilities.“Cardinal’s success lies in our commitment to quality and innovation. We have set industry standards in the adoption of new technologies, food safety, product innovation and employee engagement,” said the founder.
Cator is in good company, other hall of fame inductees include McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc; Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas; and KFC’s iconic Colonel Sanders.