Since 1974, Burke has provided the highest-quality pizza toppings and other fully cooked meat products for the foodservice and prepared foods industries. The Burke philosophy is to give customers what they want, when they want it, every time. Burke delivers products that are consistent, convenient, authentic and flavorful. Their commitment to quality is demonstrated each and every day through safe and consistent products, accurate product development and exceptional responsive customer service. Headquartered in Nevada, Iowa, Burke Corporation manufactures and markets pizza toppings and other fully cooked meat products to be used as ingredients in other people’s products – restaurants, foodservice establishments, frozen manufactures of entrees and appetizers. Throughout more than 30 years in the topping business and 50 years in the pizza industry, Burke has served more than 2000 customers. The company originated in Ames in 1957 as Pronto Foods, a frozen pizza producer. Bill Burke Jr. joined the company as operations manager in 1964 and purchased the company in 1967. The company shifted directions in 1974, when Mr. and Mrs. Burke changed the name to Burke Marketing Corporation, sold the frozen pizza line and began producing and marketing select recipes of meat pizza toppings. A focus on custom formulation and private labeling was a natural next step. In 1999 Burke expanded its capacity; improved its quick-freeze process; and created a new Technical Center to house its chemical and microbiological laboratories. In 2004, Burke’s most aggressive expansion project to date increased production capacity, improving efficiency in freezing packing and distribution, and created a fully automated clean room. Burke Corp. has experienced steady growth over the years, now employing more than 350 team members and running three shifts per day. When you make it with Burke, you always make it your best. Check out our wide selection of Burke pizza toppings.