Baker's Pride Amps Up Doughnut Production

Published in CSP Daily News

New facility enables expanded portfolio for in-store bakery, foodservice, c-stores

BURLINGTON, Iowa -- Baker's Pride Inc., a commercial bakery and manufacturer of private-label and branded baked products, recently announced the official launch of its new, hi-tech doughnut facility at the Mt. Pleasant Street Bakery, a Baker's Pride company.

Baker's Pride produces a portfolio of frozen ready-to-finish and ready-to-sell bulk and pre-packaged doughnuts for in-store bakery, foodservice and convenience stores.

All doughnut products have zero grams trans fat and include yeast raised rings, varieties of filled doughuts, cake doughuts, as well as holes and mini/gems in a range of delicious flavors and toppings. The entire doughnut portfolio is available in a variety of packaging options including cups, tubs, clamshells and trays.

The 65,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility uses modern baking technology to produce mass quantities of doughnuts with consistent quality and product integrity while creating cost efficiencies for customers of Baker's Pride. The production line features blast freezer capabilities prior to being packaged frozen. After the blast freeze, products are then held at minus 10 degrees in a holding freezer to lock in freshness and ensure product integrity.

"The completion of this innovative, modern facility brings excitement and continued focus on our strong commitment to the quality and taste of our products," said Rob Brookhart, president of Baker's Pride. "Our ability to utilize the latest technology allows us to produce the highest quality doughnut products for our customers."

Burlington, Iowa-based Baker's Pride, an Amincor company, is a commercial bakery manufacturer with products including pre-packaged and bulk cake-style and yeast raised doughnuts and both fresh and frozen options of sliced packaged bread.

The company has two integrated facilities; Mt. Pleasant Street Bakery Inc. and Jefferson Street Bakery Inc.