History


Originally established as King Menus in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1965, KNG got its start by designing and printing menus for restaurants in the region. Over the years, as our company grew, we noticed that menu covers had become increasingly important to our customers, and decided to shift our business focus to accommodate this changing need. However, to maintain the highest standards of quality and affordability that our company was founded on, we realized that we’d have to manufacture the menu covers ourselves. After building our own proprietary equipment and moving production to Idaho in  1996, we quickly grew into the menu cover market leader with our unmatched combination of quality, price and innovation.

As our client base grew, we began applying our expertise in menu cover manufacturing to the production of server and chef apparel. To continue delivering our customers the highest possible quality at industry-best prices, we’ve since developed long-term partnerships with global manufacturing facilities and continue to perform apparel embellishment in our US facility.  To this day, we travel internationally four times a year to continually improve our manufacturing processes and reinforce our rigorous quality control standards.

1965
King Menus founded in the San Francisco Bay Area
1992
Present management purchases King Menus
1996
Company begins manufacturing custom menu covers in-house at new facility in Meridian, Idaho
1998
King Menus expands its offerings to include restaurant apparel
1999
Company begins apparel manufacturing and also offering restaurant supplies
2004
King Menus moves headquarters and manufacturing to new, 27-acre campus in Nampa, Idaho
2006
Company changes name to KNG, Inc. to reflect its growing product offerings
2008
KNG begins an employee stock ownership program
2012
Company ships its 10 millionth menu cover