Kronos Foods acquires Pita King bread manufacturer

May 23, 2011

Kronos Foods Inc., a manufacturer of gyros and other Mediterranean specialty food items, has completed the acquisition of the commercial baking assets of Everett, Wash.-based Pita King Bakery, a producer of Middle Eastern bread. As part of the transaction, Pita King’s operations will be moved to Kronos’ manufacturing facility in Madera, Calif.

The Pita King acquisition marks Kronos’ entry into flatbread production in its California bakery, known for its fillo-baked specialties. Kronos, which also produces breads out of its Glendale Heights, Ill., headquarters, anticipates expanding its flatbread product line in coming years.

“Pita King’s products add to the unique bread offerings Kronos provides restaurateurs nationally,” said Mike Austin, Kronos CEO. “As one of the nation’s largest Mediterranean food companies, we are continually expanding our product line with innovative, great-tasting products that are responsive to the needs of our customers. We believe Pita King’s specialty breads will be very attractive to our chain, specialty, grocery, and independent restaurant accounts.”

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