Jimmy Dean (brand)


Jimmy Dean (brand)

Jimmy Dean Foods is a food company that was founded in 1969 by entertainer Jimmy Dean, and later purchased by Consolidated Foods, later renamed the Sara Lee Corporation.

Dean founded the Jimmy Dean Sausage brand originally called "Pure Pork Sausage." Despite ups and downs (some revolving around his problems with his partner-brother Don Dean), the Jimmy Dean Sausage company did well, in part due to Dean's own extemporized, good-humored commercials.

Dean remained involved in running the company after the takeover, though they eventually began phasing him out of any management duties, a traumatic period that took a toll on his health. By 2004, he was no longer acting as spokesman, and enjoys his retirement living with second wife Donna Meade Dean, whom he married in 1991.

In 2007, the company received national attention after a caller's complaint was leaked onto the internet. The caller was angry about having their 16 ounce sausage roll being cut down to 12 ounces. [http://consumerist.com/consumer/audio/devoted-customer-upset-jimmy-dean-downsized-sausage-16oz-to-12oz-but-charges-same-price-322223.php]

Products

*Tastefuls! (defunct; made in late 1990s to compete with Oscar Meyer Lunchables)
*Fresh Sausage
*Sausage Links and Patties
*Fresh Bacon
*Full Cooked Bacon, Sausage Links and Sausage Patties
*Breakfast Bowls
*Sandwiches
*Jimmy Dean Skillets
*Pancake and Sausage on a Stick
*Omelets
*Heat 'N Serve Microwavable Sausage

External links

* [http://www.jimmydean.com/ Company Website]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jimmy Dean — 200px Nombre real Jimmy Ray Dean Nacimiento 1928 de agosto de 10 Plainview, Texas Género(s) Country …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jimmy Dean — Infobox Musical artist Name = Jimmy Dean Img capt = Jimmy Dean album Img size = Background = solo singer Birth name = Jimmy Ray Dean Born = birth date and age|1928|8|10 Origin = Plainview, Texas Instrument = Vocals, Guitar Genre = Country, Pop… …   Wikipedia

  • Jimmy Wakely — Nombre real James Clarence Wakeley Nacimiento 16 de febrero de 1914 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jimmy Wakely — Infobox musical artist Name = Jimmy Wakely Img capt = Background = solo singer Birth name = James Clarence Wakeley Born = birth date |1914|2|16, Mineola, Howard County, Arkansas, USA Died = death date and age |1982|9|23|1914|2|16|, Mission Hills …   Wikipedia

  • Jimmy Greaves — James Peter Greaves, dit Jimmy Greaves, est un ancien footballeur anglais né le 20 février 1940 à Londres. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Carrière 3 Palmarès …   Wikipédia en Français

  • James Dean (disambiguation) — James Dean was an American film actor.James Dean may also refer to: * James Dean (film) * James Dean (song), by the Eagles * James Dean (I Wanna Know) , song by Daniel Bedingfield * Jimmy Dean, American country music singer * Jimmy Dean (brand),… …   Wikipedia

  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius — Jimmy Neutron redirects here. For other uses, see Jimmy Neutron (disambiguation). The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The series second and last title card Gen …   Wikipedia

  • List of Jimmy Neutron characters — This is a list of characters in the American television animated series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Contents 1 Main characters 1.1 Jimmy Neutron 1.2 Carl Wheezer 1.3 …   Wikipedia

  • The Dean Martin Show — Genre Variety/Comedy Written by Arnie Kogen Ed. Weinberger Directed by Greg Garrison Presented by Dean Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Sara Lee (corporation) — Infobox Company company name = Sara Lee Corporation company logo = company type = Public (NYSE|SLE) slogan = Nobody doesn t like Sara Lee [http://www.saralee.com/InvestorRelations/FinancialInformation/ /media/F87CF6CF8B5C4F78B514F902CD60DF47.ashx …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.