Our Story

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Prior to the Great Depression, Frank Wrazidlo packed his belongings and boarded a steamer headed for a land promising freedom and opportunity, America. The 23-year-old butcher left his hometown of Czarno Wang Germany. He carried with him his family’s hopes and dreams and brought along the meat recipes and techniques handed down through generations.

He passed through Ellis Island in June of 1928 and first stopped in Chicago before settling in Duluth Minnesota. He opened Franks Quality Meats in 1951 and sons Richard & Leonard took up the family business, purveying meat in two different locations.

More than 50 years later, grandson Paul carries on the family’s traditions with the 3rd generation of Wrazidlo’s Old World Meats. He still uses the Old World ways his grandfather brought to America. And like his grandfather, he only uses the best meat available. Certified Angus beef is sold along with all natural hormone free pork and poultry. The shop is USDA federally inspected to ensure customers safety of Wrazidlo’s Old World Meats.