– A facility opened by Johnsonville Sausage in Chicago will be
focused on the research and development of new products.
The Innovation Center is a collaborative space featuring a
culinary kitchen, sensory and product development,
consumer-feedback areas and more.
“For the nearly 70 years Johnsonville has been in business,
we’ve been focused on providing high-quality, delicious
products,” Johnsonville co-owner Shelly Stayer said in a
statement. “As we continue to innovate, finding new
opportunities to provide great-tasting products for families
around the world, we are thrilled to have this chance to learn
from and work with world-class culinary talent in the Chicago
Johnsonville’s headquarters and primary operations will remain
in Sheboygan Falls. According to the announcement, having the
Innovation Center in Chicago will provide a new opportunity for
Johnsonville employees to work in close proximity to and with
food industry leaders.
Johnsonville Sausage is the No. 1 national brand of brats,
Italian sausage, smoked-cooked links and fresh breakfast sausage
links. Johnsonville employs approximately 1,400 members.