NEW BRITAIN - In 2018, Martin Rosolâ€™s Inc. was chosen as the family business of the year by the Hartford Business Journal, and has proven to be a longtime family business, offering quality products.
Martin Rosolâ€™s has been in New Britain for more than 90 years, providing fresh meat products.
â€ś2018 was our 90th year in business, that was a good milestone,â€ť Teddy Rosol, general manager of the business, said. â€śWe are excited to keep it going for another 90 years.â€ť
According to Rosol, the business is ready to go into its busiest time of the year, Easter.
â€śWe are looking forward to producing a bunch of kielbasa. Thatâ€™s our main product,â€ť Rosol said. â€śWeâ€™ll go through over 130,000 pounds of kielbasa in the next eight weeks.â€ť
Right afterward, Rosolâ€™s jumps into hot dog season because thatâ€™s its other main product.
Martin Rosolâ€™s serves grocery stores, delis and restaurants around the state. The business has two trucks that go out every day throughout the state for distribution.
In addition, Martin Rosolâ€™s has a retail store on Grove Street, where the public can go in and out to pick up hot dogs that were made on the same day.
â€śItâ€™s nice and fresh, weâ€™re kind of unique,â€ť Rosol said. â€śWe cook everything here.â€ť
The business was started in 1928 by Rosolâ€™s great-grandfather, Martin Rosol. He was a Polish immigrant who started making meat products in his garage and then decided to make a business out of it.
â€śOur recipes are from my great grandfather, Martin, theyâ€™re his original recipes,â€ť Rosol said. â€śItâ€™s just made fresh every day. Our meat is never frozen. The ingredients are always fresh and we have authentic gourmet meat products.â€ť
In 2019 the business is looking into offering chorizo or andouille, a more spicy type of sausage.
â€śThe core products always stay the same,â€ť Rosol said. â€śWe do a good job of holding onto our core values as well, implementing new technologies. We have to get new machines but we always make sure the product stays high quality.â€ť
In the past two to three years, the company has invested in some new machinery that can double the production capacity.
In addition, Martin Rosolâ€™s offers products online that allow the business to ship products throughout the United States.
â€śIf they grew up in New Britain and they still want a taste of what they grew up on, if they moved away, they can get our products online,â€ť Rosol said. â€śThat will be busy during Easter and summer as well.â€ť
Martin Rosolâ€™s is a fourth-generation family business, led by Rosolâ€™s mother, Sarah Rosol, who serves as the president.
â€śWe take pride in using fresh ingredients so the meat is never frozen,â€ť Rosol said. â€śItâ€™s just made fresh daily.â€ť
To learn more about Martin Rosolâ€™s, visit martinrosolsinc.com or call .