Where our company started… and where we are today.
Ruth Jones founded Wild Coyote Foods in St. George, UT in 1996. The company originally leased a small building, approximately 500 square feet, from R.W. Jones in the “Old Industrial Park.” Our first customer was Lin’s Market in St. George, where we initially started selling our ranch dressing and salsa.
In a short period of time, we were fortunate enough to begin adding new customers, which included Smith’s, Albertsons, and Harmon’s in St. George and Cedar City, UT. With the volume increase in production, it was necessary for R.W. Jones to build a new 3,200 square feet building adjacent to the existing one to accommodate the increase in our sales.
Even with our growth, Ruth was determined to keep the integrity of our product intact by continuing to use fresh ingredients. Shortly after moving into the bigger building, we placed our products in the warehouse of Smith’s in Layton, UT and at Associated Foods and Albertsons in Salt Lake City, UT. At this same time, we added the following new salad dressings: Lite Ranch, Bleu Cheese, and Thousand Island.
With the continued success and growth of the business, we moved again in January 2015 to our current location, which is in a 14,000 square feet building. This new site also gave us room to expand as needed.
Wiley Jones passed away in July of 2017, leaving the business in R.W. Jones's care. Even with the loss of both of our original founders, we still continue to be committed to providing products that consistently meet or exceed our customers' expectations. All this while faithfully maintaining Ruth and Wiley’s original vision for the business.
Early in 2017, we introduced new salad dressings to our line, which include the Southwest Ranch, Cilantro Lime Ranch, Jalapeno Ranch, and Parmesan Peppercorn Ranch. Then, in July 2018, we again expanded our delivery territory. We are now delivering to the Casa Grande, AZ Walmart warehouse.
As Wild Coyote Foods continues to grow, we keep in mind Ruth’s legacy and her recipes. It is in our plans this year to finish and receive our Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification.
We use only the highest quality ingredients in our production, and we are dedicated to the safety and integrity of each jar that leaves our warehouse. We appreciate and recognize that the success of our company rests on the dedicated efforts of our employees, office staff, and owner.