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Mission

Quality Products Through Quality™ People

There’s never been a better time to join Orion! 

We need dynamic people to help us capitalize on expanding customer growth and enhancing current franchise experiences.  To thrive, we need energetic individuals who aren’t afraid to ask questions, bring fresh approaches, think creatively and offer ideas for growing the business.

Brands

Work with food brands around the world.

Nimble, flexible, and customized to fit any need - Orion Food Systems, works closely with organizations to develop a food service solution that is turn key.

Gourmet, healthy, indulgent, or trendy, we are proud of our highest quality foods. We're experienced in each of the markets we serve; the military, a healthcare institution, a college or university, a sports & entertainment venue, grocery store, or convenience store

Our Brands

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    Hot Stuff Pizza
  • Paavo's Pizza logo
    Paavo's Pizza
  • Papa Primo's logo
    Papa Primo's Italian Kitchen
  • Game Time logo
    Game Time
  • CHOPZ logo
    CHOPZ
  • V.I.Pete's logo
    V.I.Pete's Grille
  • Eddie Pepper's logo
    Eddie Pepper’s Mexican Grille
  • Smash Hit Subs logo
    Smash Hit Subs

Meet Our Team

When you're with us you're with family.

It’s not just the quality of our food that makes us strong, it’s our people. Make your mark with the help of a support team that’s eager to grow the business. At Orion, you join people who care. We believe every person is responsible for the success of Orion Food Systems. We call it our culture of leadership and accountability—where every person, regardless of title or position, thinks and acts like a leader to ensure that Orion reaches its goals.

Employee Stories

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    David Clayton
    Franchise Business Consultant
    Joined Orion in 2009

    What do you enjoy most?  

    My job at Orion allows me the opportunity to use my business skills to help our customers make money… I get to do this everyday in different ways, so I never get bored!  Building relationships is a cornerstone in this industry… I continue to make friendships that will last.

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    David Clayton
    Franchise Business Consultant
    Joined Orion in 2009

    What do you enjoy most?  

    My job at Orion allows me the opportunity to use my business skills to help our customers make money… I get to do this everyday in different ways, so I never get bored!  Building relationships is a cornerstone in this industry… I continue to make friendships that will last.


    What has surprised you most about working at Orion?  

    Never a dull day!  Today's business world moves fast…. And we are on the forefront edge of blending technology and relationships to enhance our customers sales and profitability.

    Most memorable experience at Orion?  

    Company gathering at the Sioux Falls Canaries baseball game…. beer, brats, and I am pretty sure a few fabricated stories from my colleagues!

    What led you to Orion?  

    I grew up knowing of the quality products produced at their locations so when I heard of an opening that fit within my wheelhouse of experience and knowledge… I seized the opportunity.

    What keeps you at Orion?  

    Orion continues to evolve after 30 solid years… allowing for continued career opportunities as they evolve.

    Best concert you've ever been to? 

    Lifelight 2015…. Rend Collective

    Favorite sports team?  

    Nebraska Cornhuskers…. “Go Big Red!”

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    Michael Borders
    Trainer
    Joined Orion in 1998

    What do you enjoy most? 

    The long term relationships that we develop with our franchised partners.

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    Michael Borders
    Trainer
    Joined Orion in 1998

    What do you enjoy most? 

    The long term relationships that we develop with our franchised partners.

    What has surprised you most about working at Orion? 

    The longevity and the passion  of the employees here at Orion.

    Most memorable experience at Orion? 

    Being a part of Orion’s 30th Anniversary celebration.

    What led you to Orion? 

    A friend.

    What keeps you at Orion? 

    It is a great place to work, and the relationships developed on all sides.

    Best concert you've ever been to? 

    Earth, Wind & Fire.

    Favorite sports team? 

    The Pittsburgh Steelers

    Hobbies?  

    Football, Basketball, Fishing, Music & Bicycling.

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    Aimee Gilbert
    Training Coordinator
    Joined Orion in 2016

    What do you enjoy most?

    Spending time with my family.

     

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    Aimee Gilbert
    Training Coordinator
    Joined Orion in 2016

    What do you enjoy most?

    Spending time with my family.

     

    What has surprised you most about working at Orion?

    It doesn't feel like a job. I have been given a mission, and I can't wait to make progress every day.

    What keeps you at Orion?

    The culture, the explosion of growth is so exciting to be a part of.

    Best concert you've ever been to?

    Eric Church

    Favorite sports team?

    Whatever team my kids are playing on

    Hobbies?

    Photography, camping, reading

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    Shawn Benz
    Business Development Intern

    My 2016 Business Development Internship dramatically improved my sales skills. Orion provided real world experience— attending annual sales meetings and sales ride alongs— that set me up to bring in 50 leads for the company. I now look forward to a potential future with Orion.

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    Anita Mai
    HR Coordinator
    Joined Orion in 2011

    What do you enjoy most?

    In my position it is never the same thing on a daily basis, I enjoy the variety of work and getting to know employees and watching them grow within the company.

     

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    Anita Mai
    HR Coordinator
    Joined Orion in 2011

    What do you enjoy most?

    In my position it is never the same thing on a daily basis, I enjoy the variety of work and getting to know employees and watching them grow within the company.

     

    What has surprised you most about working at Orion?

    The variety of products we produce and the number of different sectors of business we're involved with.

    Most memorable experience at Orion?

    Being able to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Orion, and able to have the entire company together was really special.

    What led you to Orion?

    A family member referred me.

    What keeps you at Orion?

    My coworkers and all employees at Orion, we're truly like a family here.

    Best concert you've ever been to?

    It's a tie between Shinedown with Five Finger Death Punch and Luke Bryan with Dustin Lynch & Randy Houser (total opposites I know!)

    Favorite sports team?

    Kansas City Chiefs all the way!!

    Hobbies?

    In my spare time, I enjoy working out at the gym, kickboxing, I like to cook & bake and enjoy being outside in the summer.

Culture

Our people are passionate about food.

We have a long history of proven success, due to the simple fact that our people are passionate about what they do, and the quality of our food is unbeatable. We hold ourselves to the highest standard through our Five Key Ingredients of success.

Five Key Ingredients:

  1. 1
    Quality

    We offer superior quality products and service & support with "best in class" manufacturing practices and certifications.

  2. 2
    Innovation

    We practice continuous innovation to provide solutions to customer challenges, including "Better for You" menus, new products and retail concepts, business analytics, and easy-to-execute operations.

  3. 3
    Solutions

    We provide strategic solutions for targeted brand and private label concepts as well as other customer business challenges.

  4. 4
    Efficiency

    Our vertical integration drives efficiency from our supply chain, manufacturing, layout & design, training, and operational & marketing expertise.

  5. 5
    Flexibility

    The sheer flexibility of our program helps deliver individual client goals through customized menus, branding and private label opportunities, marketing support, equipment options, and 24-hour service.

Community Involvement:

  1. Sanford Children's Foundation

    Strong, healthy children are the foundation of any community, and our Hot Stuff—Warm Hearts Kids' Charities has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Sanford Children's Foundation to help build a world-class children's hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

  2. Orion Classic and Gala

    Since 1996, our annual Orion Classic golf tournament has brought legends of the PGA Champions Tour into the community for a great cause. As the premier golf event in South Dakota, the Orion Classic has raised over $4 million for the Children's Home Society and Children's Inn.

  3. We support our U.S. Troops

    Orion Food Systems recently responded to a special request we received from an American soldier deployed to Afghanistan. In response, we made a pizza delivery that went from Heathrow Airport in London to Dubai to U.S. troops at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. We also included promotional items, including T-shirts, banners, and more.

Recognition

An award-winning food service company.

Far beyond the name recognition company of our brands, Orion Food Systems has received official recognition for a wide array of products and services.

  1. Franchise 500

    Entrepreneur's annual Franchise 500® list ranks the top 500 franchise companies based on financial and statistical data. And we're proud to be on that list. We currently have franchises in 39 states, the District of Columbia, the Territory of Guam, and on U.S. military bases in four foreign countries.

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  2. Military Approved

    Our facilities are regularly inspected by the U.S. Department of Defense as part of the food service program we have with them. We provide global support for all of our overseas locations, including military bases in Bahrain, Yokosuka, Guam, and Pusan.

  3. Technology Award
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    Exclusive technology that won’t be found anywhere else.  iGNG winner 2016 of the Best New Foodservice Technology.

    Money made easy.

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Job Openings

Join our team and advance your career.

  • Advance your career with an industry-leading company
  • Make a real difference in our organization and in our customers' lives
  • Have your voice heard

We match our skills, expertise and abilities to work well as part of a diverse team. We believe that each of us has potential to grow and adapt with our business.  If you are looking for challenges and opportunities to take your career to the next level, then apply now and be a part of a successful team that truly appreciates your hard work and dedication 

* Orion Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Read our policy.