May 13, 2022

Ruiz Foods to open regional HQ in Frisco, TX

AUSTIN, TEXAS — California-based Ruiz Foods, the nation’s largest manufacturer of frozen Mexican foods, is establishing a regional headquarters in Frisco, contributing an estimated 125 jobs to the area by 2026, Gov. Greg Abbott announced May 12.

“Texas is the number one destination for economic opportunity in America. And I am proud to welcome Ruiz Foods to Frisco,” Abbott said. “With an unrivaled business climate and skilled, diverse workforce the Lone Star State has a competitive advantage that continues to attract top- tier companies like Ruiz Foods.”

Ruiz Foods President and CEO Dan Antonelli said the company determined that it needed a centrally located regional headquarters in a large metropolitan location to implement its current growth strategy.

“We believe selecting Frisco, Texas, will allow for greater business opportunities, more efficient access to each of our facilities, and easier recruitment of talent with important skill sets, such as consumer products, IT, and marketing experience,” Antonelli said.

Texas has unmatched advantages for businesses hoping to better compete in the marketplace, said Robert Allen, president and CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation, based in Austin.

“We are delighted to welcome Ruiz Foods regional HQ into Texas,” Allen said. “They join other relocated and expanded businesses in Texas who came to enjoy the endless possibilities and the freedom to succeed that Texas has to offer.”

Ruiz Foods executives said they were “excited that our Ruiz Foods’ families will be able to benefit from the many higher education offerings in Texas thanks to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism’s support for in-state tuition for our relocating team members and their families.”

They also praised the work of the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) for providing its help and guidance during the company’s initial visits to the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

Allen commended TxEDC’s regional economic development partners at DRC and the Frisco Economic Development Corporation for their work in welcoming Ruiz Foods.

“We like to say economic development is a team sport in Texas, and DRC and Frisco EDC, like many other economic development organizations in Texas, do phenomenal work in providing support to businesses looking to expand or relocate here,” he said. “The work of these teams is a big reason that Texas has such an exceptional track record of economic success.”