Regional Powerhouse Brand!

5 May, 15

Chapter 8

Regional Powerhouse Brand! 

Winning is not a sometimes thing, it is an all-time thing.  You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time.  Winning is a habit.  Unfortunately so is losing.   Vince Lombardi      


By the 1980s Queen City Sausage was doing business with Kroger, Meijer, Remke, Sam’s, Walmart, GFS, Findlay Market and many great independents across the region.  This was no small feat.  The Queen City name stood for dependability and great quality.  At Elmer’s insistence, and with his partner’s watchful eyes, the sausages the company made set the standards for Cincinnati sausage making.  The company hallmarks include: Real hickory wood smoke, small batch production, hand mixed spices, best ingredients and Elmer’s motto; “Never cheapen your product!”


Elmer often remarks; “Since I started Queen City Sausage, over 40 meat companies have gone out of business.  Queen City is the last one standing, including the loss of Kahn’s.”  Elmer attributes the Queen City Sausage Company survival to his motto: “Never cheapen your product!”  Elmer often reflects on how these 40 companies reached a significant level of success and then lost sight of what made them successful; passion and commitment to great products.  In short, they cheapened their products in order to simply maximize even more profits.


Queen City Sausage Company becomes the official Brat and Mett of the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals!

By 2010, the company became the official Brat and Mett of the Cincinnati Reds.  Not long afterwards, the same applied to the Cincinnati Bengals.  Three iconic, hometown brands joining forces to help each other’s business and community support!  That is powerful!


Dedication to making people very happy with truly great and delicious sausages continues to bode well for Queen City Sausage.

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