Baker's Pride opens new donut plant

by Eric Schroeder
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BURLINGTON, IOWA — Baker’s Pride, Inc., a commercial bakery and manufacturer of private label and branded baked products, has opened a new 65,000-square-foot donut facility in Burlington at the Mt. Pleasant Street Bakery, a Baker’s Pride company.

According to Baker’s Pride, the plant uses innovative, modern baking technology to produce mass quantities of donuts with consistent quality and product integrity while creating cost efficiencies for the company’s customers.

The hi-tech production line features blast freezer capabilities prior to being packaged frozen. After the blast freeze, products are held at minus 10 degrees in a holding freezer to lock in freshness and ensure product integrity, the company said.

“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, Inc. “Our ability to utilize the latest technology allows us to produce the highest quality donut products for our customers.”

Baker’s Pride produces a complete portfolio of frozen ready-to-finish and ready-to-sell bulk and pre-packaged donuts for in-store bakery, food service and convenience stores. The company’s donut products have no trans fat and include yeast raised rings, varieties of filled donuts, cake donuts, as well as holes and mini/gems in a range of flavors and toppings. The entire donut portfolio is available in a variety of packaging options, including cups, tubs, clamshells and trays.

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