About Us


Jensen Meat Company, founded in 1958 by Reggie Jensen, is a leading processor of quality ground beef products for the Food Service Distribution, Restaurant, Retail and School markets. Our commitment is to provide the best looking, best cooking, and best-tasting ground beef products to our customers and consumers.


Jensen Meat Company does not cut steaks or generate any fabricated trimmings from our operations; therefore, our products are only made from raw materials that “we” choose to use, and not from leftover scraps in our plant.


Our raw materials are sourced out on a daily basis ensuring quality and price competitiveness. Our suppliers make available to us raw materials that are processed to Jensen Meat Company specification. Product that does not meet our strict quality control standards is not accepted and sold to our competitors.

Meet Us

Abel Olivera

Abel Olivera

Sam Acuña

Sam Acuña

Anthony Crivello
V.P. of Production

Anthony Crivello

Jose C. Valencia Sr.
Director of Human Resources

Jose C. Valencia Sr.

Jeff M. Duran
V.P. Logistics

Jeff M. Duran

Javier J. Casanova
Buyer Planner Manager

Javier J. Casanova

Edmundo Garcia
Production Manager

Edmundo Garcia

Alan Wood
Quality Assurance Manager

Alan Wood

Patricia Lavigne
V.P. of Executive Accounts

Patricia Lavigne

Jerry Sagona
Director of Sales

Jerry Sagona

What we do

(IQF) Individually Quick-frozen and Fresh patties

We make really tasty patties made from the best RAW materials. We make them in several different sizes, but some of the most common are: 1.5oz, 2oz, 3.2oz, 4oz, 5.3oz, 6oz, 8oz, 16oz.

Did we say they are really tasty? They are!


Our patties come in the following shapes:

Patty Shapes

Fat %

The following are the fat to lean ratios we use:

Fat Grades

The Plant

Newest, most modern plant west of the Mississippi.

Our new plant manufactures 250 SKUs of retail and foodservice products. It processes individually quick-frozen (IQF) and fresh patties in different shapes, lean/fat ratios and value-added products under both Jensen and private-label brands.

Production / Distribution

Currently, 80 percent of products produced are frozen, 20 percent are fresh/refrigerated. All products are distributed west of the Mississippi and consist of 65 percent retail products, 20 percent food distribution products and 15 percent restaurant products.

The Jensen Label

Fifty percent of our retail products are under the Jensen label. The company plans to increase the Jensen branded business during the next year. The plant also processes a small percentage of turkey and pork sausage under the Jensen label.

New Products

Newer Jensen-brand products include Bacon and Cheddar patties, Jalapeño patties, Swiss and Mushroom patties, Chipotle and Monterey patties.

Quality and Safety


  • Why eat burgers from left over steak scraps? It's not safe, it's not quality, so we don't use them, period.


  • We also don't have head meat or cheek meat in our burgers. It's not safe at all. So we keep it safe.


  • Not only are we compliant with USDA but we go above their requirements with our Certification Standards.


  • We use this lemon juice and salt solution to kill 99.99% of all pathogens. End result is a safe, clean and delicious patty.

HOW TO cook a delicious Jensen patty:


JENSEN is a C.A.B. Brand

  • The Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the best Angus beef available. The brand relies on a set of 10 strict quality specifications — developed by leading scientists, researchers and academics – to consistently deliver a superior beef-eating experience.


Here's a collection of reviews, interviews and general news about us

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Jensen Meat Company ™
2550 Britannia Blvd, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92154
619.754.6400 • fax 619.754.6450