About Us

Located in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Griffin Foods is a fourth generation minority-owned company with deep industry roots for over 112 years. We are known for our excellent customer service and for our high-quality table syrups, mustards, molasses, imitation vanilla and corn syrups at retail but also provide many ingredients for foodservice and food manufacturers across the US.

As part of the Griffin Holding Company, we are associated with Griffin Communications which owns and operates two CBS Affiliates in Oklahoma plus five radio stations. In 2006, we purchased House of Webster (Rogers, AR) which manufactures a wide variety of gourmet jams, jellies, preserves, fruit spreads, fruit butters, relishes, salsas, mustards, syrups, BBQ sauces, salad dressings, and pickled products.

Griffin Foods is recognized for food safety and is certified to SQF Food Safety Standard and certified Kosher Parve by the Orthodox Union. We are a minority-owned company. Griffin Foods strives to exceed customer expectations and has received numerous awards for its excellent customer service.

Griffin Food Company takes pride in our ability to respond quickly to our customers with products that are manufactured with the highest-grade ingredients.

Along with our Branded Griffin items, we are available for your co-packing and Private Label needs. We have the capabilities to formulate NBE products or use your current formula. As a manufacturing company, we provide the facilities, equipment, and people to meet your expectations.

Our production facility and general offices are located in the center of the country with distribution in the Continental US, Mexico and Europe serving major customers with Branded, Private Label, and Co-Packed Items.

Our History

Family owned and operated since its inception, the Muskogee-based Griffin Food Company, a manufacturer and wholesaler of syrups, baking products, jelly, preserves, mustard, peanut butter, and other comestibles, was founded by brothers John T. and Charles M. Griffin in 1908. Following John Griffin’s graduation from business college in 1902, the siblings left their hometown of Houston, Mississippi, and headed west to become grocers.

The Griffins’ first store was unsuccessful. It opened and closed in 1902 at Durant in the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory (present Oklahoma). For the next six years they worked for a Durant wholesale grocery company. When that company expanded, John Griffin was transferred to McAlester in 1904. There he and Charles organized the Griffin Grocery Company in 1908. They sold only fruits and vegetables before adding a complete line of grocery items. The Griffin Grocery Company was incorporated under Oklahoma law in 1911.

Following Charles Griffin’s death in 1915, John Griffin began manufacturing products, beginning with coffee, in 1917. In 1923 he built a three-story building to house administrative operations, a warehouse, and a processing plant in Muskogee, a town centrally located to his operations at numerous facilities in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The company’s top-selling product, Griffin’s Waffle Syrup, debuted in 1930.

By 2000 Griffin Food Company employed approximately one hundred individuals, served a fifteen-state area, and had annual sales of several million dollars. Expansion and remodeling of the company’s Muskogee offices and warehouse were completed in 2002. At that time John W. Griffin, grandson of co-founder John T. Griffin, served as president.


Is Griffin a GFSI Certified company?

Yes, Griffin’s is certified to the SQF (Safe Quality Foods) Food Safety Code for Food Manufacturing.

Can you buy a case of syrup directly from the company?

Yes, you can, we sell by the case and ship it to you. Plus shipping and tax where required.

Can you microwave Griffin's syrup?

Yes you can! Just don’t microwave the bottle.

Are all Griffin's items kosher?

All items that Griffin packs are Kosher covered by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Circle U).

Does Griffin pack any of the big 8?

At this time, Griffin’s packs no item containing Big 8 allergens.

Where can we find your products?

Our products are featured in most grocery stores in Oklahoma and the surrounding areas, if you have trouble finding our products please contact us.