About Us

The Wigley tradition of excellence in meat preparation spans five generations and two continents. The Wigleys hailed from Liverpool, England, and my grandfather, Job Wigley, came here in 1924 seeking the American Dream. When he arrived at Eastern Market, he clutched a journal of our family’s meat recipes that had been perfected by his father Frank Wigley back in the 1880’s.

Wigleys Famous Eastern Market Corned Beef immediately revealed a flavor profile that visitors to Eastern Market loved, and from the roaring 20’s ‘til now, it remains our most popular product. We’ve been voted #1 by the Detroit Free Press and have won more corned beef cook-offs than we can count.

Wigleys old-world flavor is carefully cured into our briskets so that no additional seasoning is necessary. Just simmer in plain water and enjoy the results.

Beyond great flavor and texture, we’re proud that our award winning corned beef will also reduce your food costs. Cook one of our briskets and you will notice dramatically less cooking shrink as compared to other products. Our special trim process, which we call Chefs Trim, leaves just enough fat for flavor and juiciness without excessive waste. If you are looking for a profitable traffic builder for your menu, then Wigleys Corned Beef is for you.

My passion to carry on the Wigley legacy of producing the highest quality meats has been the driving force in my life. That’s me in the picture. I love what I do, and I promise that you’ll love Wigleys Famous Eastern Market Corned Beef, just like generations of Detroiters before us.