Our Mission

Our mission is to provide healthy, nutritious products at a fair price to school children all over the United States. Our goal is to provide prompt, friendly service to all Distributors and Customers. Our objective is to grow our company while providing the best working conditions and salaries possible, maintaining a highly qualified sales and operational staff with a pro-active attitude towards quality and food safety. We ask you to try our products and compare.

Company History

In 1957, Al & Margaret Pizzola and Don & AJ Southard created a partnership called Margarets Commissary. Their goal was to provide quality sandwiches, pizzas and burritos to convenience stores and neighborhood bars throughout Southern California. Over the years the industry changed, as did Margarets Commissary. In the 1970s Margarets Commissary became M.C.I. Foods, Inc. In the early 1980s, M.C.I. made inroads into the retail segment and soon became the number one brand throughout the west. Soon after, retailers became more aggressive on cash demands from suppliers. M.C.I. decided to sell its retail distribution to a competitor. Mr. Don Southard, semi-retired, turned over the company to his two sons, Dan & John. The company launched a new brand call Los Cabos and directed all marketing efforts into Schools Food Service.

The Los Cabos line of products continues the original philosophy of quality that the founding partners believed in. The Cabo Classics line of upscale Mexican foods was added in the mid 1990s representing the highest quality ingredients available to produce center-of-the-plate products. In the year 2001, Cabo Primo was added to the family of products to fill the sales demand for upscale, ala-carte products for schools.

MCI Foods, Inc. started commodity processing USDA Donated Foods in 1977. The Los Cabos, Cabo Classics and Cabo Primo line of products are now sold in schools nationwide. These brand names TM are also registered trademarks owned by M.C.I. Foods, Inc.