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About Ruiz Food Products, Inc.

Ruiz Foods has risen to the top. The nation's largest producer of frozen Mexican dishes, Ruiz offers frozen foods, including burritos, taquitos, quesadillas, and tamales, under the El Monterey and Tornados brand names. The prepared convenience lineup can be found in grocery stores or on the menu of foodservice operator and mass merchandisers  nationwide. Ruiz Foods manufactures its products at its main facility in Dinuba, California. To meet demand in the eastern and midwestern US, the company runs two more facilities based in Texas, and South Carolina. 


Besides its operations in California, the company has an additional location in Denison, Texas and Florence, South Carolina. Ruiz Foods offers Mexican food: chimichangas, taquitos, tamales, quesadillas, and breakfast burritos among other from its brands which includes El Monterey, Artisan Bistro, Tornados, Three Bold Brothers, and Not your Nonna's.

Geographic Reach

Based in California, Ruiz Foods operates manufacturing and distribution centers in Texas, and South Carolina, Ruiz Foods do its business nationwide.

Sales and Marketing

Ruiz Foods sells across all food markets: convenience store, grocery, and mass merchandisers.. Its regional managers and nationwide distribution centers allow Ruiz to supply product in the US.


Ruiz Foods continues to strive to make great food while also making a difference in the lives of its team members, its neighbors, and its consumers.

As a leader in the creation of new flavor profiles and menu items, Ruiz Foods has an extensive R&D staff that knows how to turn the best ideas into commercial successes. In addition, Ruiz Foods is regularly commissioned by some of the country's best-known restaurant chains and foodservice venues to help create a new menu or to outsource production of existing items.

Company Background

Ruiz Foods began operations in 1964. Fred Ruiz and his late father Louis -- who owned a tortilla company at the time -- started out making and selling cheese enchiladas locally.

Ruiz Food Products, Inc.

501 S Alta Ave
Dinuba, CA 93618-2100
Phone: 1 (559) 591-5510

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Director, President and CEO: Rachel P. Cullen
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy And Research and Development: Kathleen Da
Chairman: Kimberly Ruiz Beck
Employees (This Location): 1,884
Employees (All Locations): 2,500