CAROL STREAM, Ill. – Devanco Foods recently acquired exclusive rights to all patents and intellectual property for Schmacon Beef Bacon.

In a separate agreement, Howard Bender, founder and inventor of Schmacon, will be the director of Beef Bacon products for Devanco. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

“We knew Devanco had the resources to take beef bacon to the next level,” Bender said. “We had the help of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, BRANDformula’s development team and strategists, and the Certified Angus Beef LLC team with global reach.  It’s the support of these larger organizations that helped get us to Devanco today.”

Evan Bartzis, general manager at Devanco Foods, leads a team that has started broad global distribution of Schmacon by targeting quick-service restaurant chains, major hotel groups, large university foodservice operations and major grocery chains.

“We found that most beef bacon products do not eat well,” Bartzis said. “We are going to change that reputation. Schmacon has an incredible co-branded product and relationship with the Certified Angus Beef brand and takes beef bacon to a whole new level. With great raw materials like Certified Angus Beef brand product, our beef bacon is game changing.”

Devanco Foods currently manufactures gyros, fully cooked whole muscle beef products, beef and poultry burgers and Mediterranean products for foodservice and retail customers. Devanco maintains a pork-free facility and 100% of its bacon is Certified Halal.