Which companies can you think of that started right here in Jacksonville?
Winn-Dixie is probably the name that immediately comes to mind. That’s fair — the chain did indeed begin here, and it continues to be headquartered here to this day through its parent company, Southeastern Grocers.
But some others might surprise you. We’ve put together a quick list of five companies that you might not have known are actually from Jacksonville.
Frozen burger company Bubba Foods began in 2000 with its now-popular Bubba Burgers. In the years since then, the brand has expanded to include several varieties of flavored burgers, as well as turkey and vegetarian patties. Once seen only in nearby grocery stores, the brand is now available nationwide.
The company even briefly attempted a run at becoming a restaurant chain, opening and closing four Jacksonville locations within a year.
Bubba Foods remains in Jacksonville to this day, with their headquarters on the outskirts of Avondale.