Food Service
Aryzta Extends Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Line To Meet Growing Demand

Posted On: 1/30/2019

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LOS ANGELES -- Aryzta North America has added a frozen cookie dough line at its bakery in Chaska, MN, which produces Otis Spunkmeyer-branded cookies and custom cookies for retail, convenience and foodservice customers.
 
Scheduled to open in March, the new state-of-the-art line will add a third line to the bakery's current two-line footprint, expanding the its production capacity and throughput by more than 40%. Through the line extension, Aryzta adds 30 new jobs.
 
Aryzta continues to grow within the cookie category in foodservice, convenience and retail channels. Along with boosting throughput, Chaska's new line will have capabilities to produce multiple formats and configurations that will enable Aryzta to meet its customer's needs.
 
Otis Spunkmeyer, an Aryzta brand, has been a pioneer in the fresh-baked cookie business and a leader in the sweet baked goods industry for 40 years. Otis Spunkmeyer began in 1977 as a California chain of retail cookie stores, and soon expanded its business to foodservice operators, offering a fresh-baked cookie program complete with ovens and merchandising tools.
 
Los Angeles-based Aryzta is a global company formed from leading bakery companies around the world, its food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, cookies, donuts, pastries, cakes, muffins, buns, pizza, flatbreads from brands including La Brea Bakery, Otis Spunkmeyer, Oakrun Farm Bakery and Pennant.