When Freshway Foods opened its doors in 1988, co-founders Frank Gilardi Jr. and Phil Gilardi began the business of supplying fresh-cut produce to restaurants and wholesalers in Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio, after working in their father's produce company for almost 20 years. Freshway Foods has evolved into a customer-focused, industry-leading niche producer and marketer of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables that services customers in a 17-state area from Chicago to the eastern seaboard. Freshway Food's market includes customers in several segments, such as national and regional food service chains, food processors, retail and broadline distributors or produce specialists. Its products include lettuce, romaine, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, celery, fruit, deli salad kits and holiday items. Freshway Foods is located in Sidney, Ohio.