Star Manufacturing provides standard & specialized products proudly made in Tennessee.

With heavy duty gas and electric griddle, charbroiler and hot plate categories, as well as our world-class toasting, panini sandwich grill and hotdog product solutions, Star is among the largest manufacturers of heavy duty commercial cooking equipment in the world.

Star Manufacturing was founded in 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri and quickly became a leading supplier of a wide range of restaurant equipment – the name became synonymous with hot dog (“red hots”) machines, fryers, popcorn makers and toasters. Over time they outgrew our manufacturing plant in St. Louis, and opened their current factory in Smithville, Tennessee in 1982, eventually expanding it in 1990.

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