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Oscar Mayer Is Moving Its Headquarters Back To Chicago

By Kate Shepherd in News on Nov 4, 2015 10:19PM


Oscar Mayer is moving back to Chicago. Parent company Kraft Heinz is moving the iconic hot dog brand and the company's U.S. meats business from Madison, Wisconsin to the Loop's Aon Center, adding 250 jobs to the city.

It's a return home for the hot dog company, which was founded in 1883 by German immigrant Oscar F. Mayer. The move will add to the city's reputation as a leading destination for food companies, like ConAgra who is moving its headquarters to the Merchandise Mart from Omaha, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement.

"Oscar Mayer's decision to return to Chicago is a reflection of the talent of our workforce, the strength of our world-class transportation networks, and the certainty and confidence we have given businesses that invest in our city," he said.

Kraft Heinz is also relocating its Northfield headquarters to the Aon Center in early 2016, the company announced in July.