Well, It’s Been Too Long for 125 Years


In 1895, 16-year-old Lyman T. Davis appeared on the Streets of Corsicana Texas, and began selling his “ranch” chili from the back of a wagon in front of the Blue Front Saloon.

Although no one knew it at the time, Davis was beginning an odyssey that would lead to the foundation of a company destined to become a Texas and Southwest legend. By the early 1920s, the chili’s reputation had spread and Davis began canning it. His pet wolf, Kaiser Bill, was selected to grace the label, and that’s how Wolf Brand Chili got its name.

It’s famous trademarked slogan is, “Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili? Well, that’s too long.”

The Texas Legislature declared chili as the official state dish in 1977. Learn more about Wolf Brand Chili at www.wolfbrandchili.com.

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