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Our Story

Let’s go back to the mid-1980s. The owners of an American-style restaurant in London decided to launch a new product called Baby Back Ribs. A hugely popular item on menus in the US, the ribs soon proved a big hit in London too. As demand grew and new rib variants were launched, the owners had their lightbulb moment: to create an authentic Mexican and American food service business aimed at restaurants and caterers.

The result was Funnybones Foodservice, named from the fact that restaurant-goers would refer to the Baby Back Ribs as ‘those funny little bones’. Success was quick to follow and the rest, as they say, is history.

Over our 30 plus years, we’ve gone from strength to strength. Today, we are proud to be a market leader and continue to be the leading importer and distributor of innovative, multi-temperature Mexican and American foods in the UK food and catering sectors. Now part of the GraceKennedy Group, Funnybones isn’t just about ribs anymore. As a result of exciting new ethnic and global influences, we’ve expanded to create an extensive portfolio of quality branded products to suit all tastes and styles.

It’s a long way from those ‘funny little bones’ we started with – but what an exciting culinary journey we’re on!


Brand Values

Funnybones has four brand values that are integral to its business – Passion, Taste, Innovation and Service. They set the benchmark for the way we operate as well as helping underpin everything we do, from the way we always strive to offer the best quality products a ingredients to our customers, to the way we serve-up exceptional customer service complete with a big helping of fun.



Passion is the heart of Funnybones. Our passion is contagious, it unites us, drives our energy and creates the focus we need to move something forward no matter what the obstacles are. Our passion compels us to be the best, lifts us above the competition and supports our values.



Without products that are enjoyed, we would not be in business. Funnybones is about delivering an amazing taste sensation at every touchpoint, one that will have chefs and customers licking their lips, wanting more. All supported by our guarantee of authenticity, finest ingredients and first class service.



Our in-house team of chefs create innovative recipes based on knowledge, expertise and insights. We call it delivering the difference It means there's always something new and exciting for our customers and their customers; and for us, it means we stay one step ahead of the competition.



We are committed to providing a reliable, honest and reputable service. By doing so, we strive to nurture long lasting customer relationships and a commitment of care based on understanding and mutual respect - as well as being willing to always go the extra mile when the need arises.

Our Service

We are committed to providing our customers not only with the very finest quality products, but a professional service that consistently exceeds expectations on all levels. As a valued Funnybones customer you will enjoy access to a number of exclusive benefits:

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