Founded in 1915, Curtis Packing Co. provides quality meat products, including frankfurters, bologna, bacon, hot dog chili, specialty hams and more. Based in Greensboro, N.C., the company distributes its products in seven southeastern states. It offers a list of products, including beef master franks/fat-free franks, curtis sliced bacon and curtis smoked sugar-cured ham, among others. Its grocery partners include food lion, wal-mart, piggly-wiggly and other supermarkets and independent grocers. Curtis Packing Company is a member of American Meat Institute and Natural Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Beef Master Franks is a sponsor of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels as well as of Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic.. The Branch family business started in 1951 when Curtis Branch purchased a small meat slaughter house. It has grown from a "one person working with dad" to a 50 person operation shipping 300,000 pounds of product a week.