In 1940, with the Depression still a vivid memory, George Renfro took a big risk for a man with a family.
He quit his job selling restaurant supplies and condiments. And with little more than sheer determination and the support of his family, George and his wife, Arthurine, co-founded George Renfro Food Company in the garage of their north Fort Worth home.
In their new venture, they distributed packaged spices and pepper sauces throughout Fort Worth and the surrounding areas.
Today, George and Arthurine’s family – sons Jack and Bill, who now consult, and grandchildren Doug, Becky and James, who continue to run the company, have grown the Mrs. Renfro’s brand to include more than 30 salsas, peppers, relishes, and sauces, which are available in all 50 states, as well as in Canada, the Caribbean, England, Scotland, Germany, Spain, and Australia.