The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD), is a publicly traded commercial and residential cooking and industrial food processing equipment company based in Elgin, Illinois, USA. The Commercial Cooking Equipment segment of Middleby does business with 97 out of the top 100 food service chains in the United States and internationally. Its Food Processing Equipment group manufactures food preparation, cooking, packaging, and food safety equipment for the food processing industry. Residential Kitchen Equipment group manufactures, sells, and distributes kitchen equipment for the residential market. The company offers residential ranges, ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, cooktops, and outdoor equipment from a number of leading brands, including Viking, TurboChef and Jade. Middleby has received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions including "Forbes Best Small Company", "Business Week Hot Growth Company", "Fortune Fastest Growing Company", "Crain’s Chicago Business, Fast Fifty". The Middleby Corporation was founded in 1888 and is based in Elgin, Illinois.