History

Turkey has a way of bringing people together. In fact, it’s hard to think of Thanksgiving without it.

The Butterball turkey was introduced in 1954, the product named for its broad breast and plump, round shape. In 1985, Carolina Turkeys was founded, a business-to-business expert with a passion for quality and service.

In 2006, these two identities merged to become Butterball, LLC, owners of a beloved consumer and foodservice brand, dedicated to bringing people together to celebrate occasions great and small.

For 60 years we’ve seen that — from Thanksgiving dinner to the perfect sandwich to a healthier breakfast choice — people love turkey. We love turkey, too.