Nick Beste


Mighty Spark Food Co.




Nick Beste launched Mighty Spark Food Co. in 2010 at the Minneapolis Farmers’ Market. Four years later, his craft meat products hit store shelves, and today Mighty Spark’s fresh meats are sold at more than 5,000 stores in 46 states, including Target nationwide. Mighty Spark is brightening up the meat aisle with products like queso fresco jalapeño turkey patties, as well as waffle and maple chicken links. The Minneapolis company ranked 1,369 on Inc.’s 2018 list of fastest-growing U.S. companies, with 2017 revenue of $5.4 million and a three-year growth rate of 346 percent. Beste’s goal is to break into 10,000 more stores by 2020.