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R
ick Ferrante readily recalls the week he
went to the International Production
& Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta
to purchase new equipment for a startup
business he envisioned - only problem was,
he had no facility, no customers and no
employees at the time. Fortunately, he had
his father's belief in him and a lot of on-thejob
meat processing savvy. And thankfully,
that proved to be more than enough.
Ferrante, 63, is a co-owner and president
of Encore Sausage Co., a head-turning
business based in Landover, Md., that is
widely known for its unique, flavorful and
high-quality Italian and breakfast sausage
and other specialty offerings.
The inspiration behind the vision for
Encore Sausage was Nick Ferrante Sr.,
an Italian immigrant and patriarch of
the Ferrante family. He had instilled an
unrelenting perseverance throughout the
family that paved an avenue for a successful
future. Nick Sr. opened a small butcher shop
in Washington, DC, after arriving in America,
at which his son Rick began crafting his
skills. Along with his brother Nick Jr., the
dream became a reality.
Nick Sr. loaned his sons his life savings
to build a small production facility in 1978.
The newly built plant began supplying the
butcher shop and soon began to flourish. As
their sausage line-up expanded to include
other styles and flavors, the concepts of
consistent product and exceptional service
became imbedded in the brothers and the
business turned more to a foodservice focus.
Rick said at the time he and his brother
had no idea what they were getting into or
how to achieve their goal.
In 2007, the landscape of the foodservice
industry began to change. The company
Rick pioneered, known as Nick's Sausage
Co., was a force that had garnered a national
reputation. Shortly thereafter, the company
was purchased by Clemens Food Group.
Rick remained with the company until 2014.
It was sometime later when his father
was laying on his death bed, with his
children and grandchildren surrounding
him, that he spoke to each family member
individually to tell them of his love and
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aspirations for them. Then he summoned
Rick to his bedside and proceeded to point
his finger to his face, and said, " I believe in
you. You are not ready to retire. You can do
this again. "
RETURN TO BUSINESS
So, the expensive shopping trip at IPPE
became a watershed moment for the two
brothers. They knew the plan was to stay in
the sausage business. They also reminisced
about what their father had achieved through
quality products and a reputation for firstclass
service and had decided that the show
was not over. They decided on a new name
for the business - Encore Sausage Co. - since
an encore represents a bonus performance
at the end of a show, something unexpected.
Nick Jr. and Rick brought the next generation
of family members (Nick III, Drew, Anthony,
Joseph, Rick Jr. and Tricia) into the business,
and they never looked back.
" We built a new 23,000-square-foot, stateof-the-art
plant in Landover, Md., " Rick said.
" We also developed and fine tuned some
new recipes, including our flagship Mild and
Hot Italian.
" Our specialty sausage lines include
chorizos, bratwurst, jalapeƱo, Polish, and
longaniza, all of which can be made with
pork, chicken or turkey. "
A number of Encore's
sausage varieties can
be purchased in link,
rope and bulk formats.
Photos: Encore Sausage Co.
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