Bavarian immigrant and master sausage maker Jacob Rauscher and his family opened “The Evergood Pork Store,” a traditional European delicatessen in the Mission District of San Francisco. With only one smoke house, the Rauscher family manufactured and served a wide variety of old world, German-style sausages to a heavily German community that craved authentic flavor and uncompromising quality.
By the mid-1950s, demand for Evergood sausages had outgrown the small operation, so Rauscher’s son, Walter, brought in two more sausage makers, George Ehrlich and Harlan Miller. A few years later, Rauscher, Erlich, and Miller opened a manufacturing facility in the Bayview District of San Francisco, where they still operate today.
Evergood’s breakaway moment came in 1968, when a buyer from the Safeway supermarket chain walked into the plant and asked if Evergood wanted to pack sausages for the delis inside their stores. The timing couldn’t have been better. Retail superstores were changing the way people shopped on a grand scale, and Evergood had the in.
Devotion to quality, love for family, and value of tradition have driven every major milestone in the Evergood journey.
Ehrlich and Miller took over the business when Rauscher retired in the mid-1970s. A decade later, Ehrlich left the business, leaving two generations of Millers (now three) to carry on the family tradition that still defines the Evergood brand today.
In 2006, a high-profile gourmet chef from the Food Network partnered with the Evergood team to imagine dozens of new sausage flavor profiles, including the industry’s first and wildly popular pineapple sausage. As Evergood continues to grow, we’re committed to balanced flavors and quality you can taste.
Evergood isn’t just a business. It’s a family. We come together as a team to deliver the highest quality sausages, made from the freshest ingredients, from our family to yours.
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