The Schwab Meat Co. dream began in Sachsenhausen, West Germany with the company’s founder, George Peter Schwab (1866 – 1943). After landing at Ellis Island on July 20th, 1890 with several prized “old world” sausage recipes, Schwab set out to make his dream of bringing authentic German sausages to the United States a reality. By the mid 1890s,
Schwab had moved to Leavenworth, Kansas and had begun making sausages for a living; however, after meeting and marrying Katharina Kirshner and having two children (Chris and Katie) the Schwab’s decided to relocate to Oklahoma City, where Katharina’s parents lived, around 1900. Here, the Schwab family would add two new members to their family (Walter and Frieda) and establish the store location Schwab Meat Co. uses to this day at 1111 Linwood Blvd. After many prosperous years of business, two more Schwabs (Christoph and Leonhard) moved to Oklahoma in 1923 to help further expand the family business. In the decades to come, the Schwab family kept the business a tightly knit family operation with an emphasis on building customer relationships and making only the highest quality “old world” sausages. By the mid 1900s, Walter Schwab and his two sons (George and Jack) came to leadership for the company during an era of further growth for the family business.
Today, Jack’s sons (Scott and Larry) run the recently 100-year-old company with the help of their children – now fifth generation sausage makers. Just as the many generations before them, Scott, Larry and their children all strive to uphold the values set before them and produce only the highest quality, traditional, “old world” sausages and meat products.
Schwab's in the Community
Our Company Mission
Schwab Meat Co is dedicated to creating only the highest quality smoked meats and sausages. For over 100 years our family has used only the finest ingredients and only real hardwood hickory smoke. Our mission is to do the same for the next 100 years. Thank you for your interest in Schwab Meat Company - Established in 1912.
Official Hotdog: OKC Thunder
Schwab is a proud sponsor of the Oklahoma City Thunder and offers The Official Hotdog of The Oklahoma City Thunder - The Thunder Dog. Look for this product at The Chesapeake Arena during Thunder home games or purchase them right here on our website.
Community / Outreach
As a family owned and operated business, Schwab & Co. is dedicated to having a positive and meaningful impact in the community. Over the years, Schwab’s have donated tens of thousands of pounds of meat products for the betterment of countless worthy causes. As our company continues to grow, so too do our charitable donations – So please remember, if you do choose to purchase Schwab’s products, rest assured that we not only appreciate your business, but we also always make sure to “pay it forward!”
Scott Schwab, CEO, Schwab & Co
Food And Wine
Nationally recognized in Food and Wine Magazine for products used at Mable’s Smokehouse in New York City. Mable’s Smokehouse voted as one of the top new BBQ restaurants in the country.
Daily Oklahoman: 100 Foods to Try Before You Die
Hot Dogs and Chili voted as the number 9 “Food To Try Before You Die” in Oklahoma by the Daily Oklahoman.
Distinctly Oklahoma, February 2009
Schwab’s “Famous Chili” featured in the Distinctly Oklahoma cooking section.
Oklahoma Gazette, May 16, 2007
“Shockingly good Schwab wiener.”
Daily Oklahoman: Oklahoma Table, Wednesday, April 20, 2011
“Not many companies can say they’ve run and company for five generations.”
Schwab’s “saluted in a national magazine (Southern Living) for the quality of their hotdogs.”
Schwab Meat Co. given feature write up for the Journal Record Magazine.
“Many people around Oklahoma are likely eating products by Schwab & Co, and have been for years, whether they know it or not”
The Daily Oklahoman
“For many locals, the only hotdogs that will do are Schwab’s…”