Grecian Delight Foods plans to open a new 130,000-sq-ft. bakery in Elk Grove Village, Ill., early next year for flatbreads, wraps and pocket breads. Baking will continue at the company’s current location, also in Elk Grove Village.
The move to expand its bakery presence coincides with the 35th anniversary of the family-owned company, which was founded by Peter Parthenis, Sr., and produces a variety of Mediterranean and ethnic-inspired foods for the foodservice and retail channels.
“Grecian Delight Foods has been on a steady growth path since the business started in 1974,” says Peter Parthenis, Jr., current president and CEO. “We’ve added new product lines and capacity in every decade. This is an appropriate time to thank our customers and partners, recognize our employees and look forward to the decades ahead. Our new baking facility is a testament to the continuing evolution of our brand and our commitment to a very bright future.”
Today, the company offers more than 300 artisan flatbreads, signature sauces and spreads, specialty meats, cheeses, appetizers, main dishes and desserts. While the majority of sales are to the foodservice industry, the company has a strong retail grocery store presence with their Opaa! brand of spreads, sauces and gyro sandwich products.
Grecian Delight Foods to Open New Bakery
October 23, 2009