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1924Grandpa Leon left his native Austria, moved to Chicago, and opened a sausage manufacturing plant called Leon’s Sausage Company on the city’s Near West side.

1966Leon’s son, Irv, expanded the business into a successful meat processing facility, making the full line of Leon’s Sausage products available to customers throughout the Midwest.

1991Leon’s granddaughter, Amylu, purchased the company and became the third-generation owner. 

1992Purchase of Slotkowski Sausage, another Chicago based company with a long history of producing high-quality sausage products in the Old-World tradition.

1994After two years of R&D, Amylu launches her Sausages by Amylu all-natural chicken sausage line.

2006Introduction of A.K. Gourmet, a line of all-natural specialty ethnic sausages.

2007The premiere of Meatballs by Amylu, a unique culinary twist to the average meatball.

2008Company name change to ATK Foods Inc. to reflect the broad range of food products being created.

2009Amylu’s creativity inspires the creation of Burgers by Amylu, a line of uniquely-flavored fully-cooked chicken burgers.


2018Company changed its name to Amylu Foods to highlight Amylu's culinary expertise.


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