Northland Foods manufactured and distributed Jeno Paulucci’s Chun King brand oriental food. Luigino “Jeno” Francisco Paulucci was born July 7, 1918 to Ettore and Michelina Buratti Paulucci in northern Minnesota. Jeno was the founder of Chun King in 1946. Manufacturing was done at 525 Lake Avenue South beginning in 1954. In 1966 he sold the Chun King Corporation to the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for $63 million. Jeno’s Incorporated transferred its operations to Wellston, Ohio late in 1981, and its headquarters to Sanford, Florida in 1983.
~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections