NAPLES, Fla. — Chomps, a self-funded startup company that makes natural meat stick products, has made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United Statesfor 2019, ranked at No. 62.
Companies on this year's Inc. 5000 saw three-year average growth of 454% and median growth of 157%. Chomps' three-year growth was 4,469%, with 2018 revenues of $21 million.
The company was also named the third fastest-growing food/consumer packaged goods brand and the No. 5 Florida-based company. The Naples, Fla.-based business, founded in 2012, expects to nearly double 2018 revenues in 2019.
Chomps made its debut on the list at No. 124 in 2018.
"Building Chomps has always been a labor of love," said co-founder and CEO Peter Maldonado. "From the beginning, we knew we were building something the right way, just a bit different—and it's working. It's a huge honor for everyone at Chomps."
Chomps meat sticks come in a range of proteins and flavors, including Original Beef, Jalapeno Turkey and Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt Venison. Each contains 9 to 10 grams of protein and is Whole30 approved, certified gluten free, certified paleo and non-GMO project verified.
The company's products are made with 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef and venison and free-range turkey. The snacks never contain added sugar, soy, dairy, artificial preservatives or colors, MSG, fillers, binders or artificial nitrates or nitrites, according to the company.