Lancaster Colony Corp., Westerville, Ohio, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, T. Marzetti Co., acquired Bantam Bagels, LLC, a New York-based producer and marketer of frozen mini stuffed bagels and mini stuffed pancakes sold to retail and foodservice channels.
Founders Nick and Elyse Oleksak will continue to lead the business post-closing.
"We are extremely excited to add Bantam Bagels to our specialty foods business,” says Dave Ciesinski, chief executive officer of Lancaster Colony. “Bantam Bagels is a fast-emerging company that provides us with an entry into the large and growing frozen breakfast category. Their established relationship with Starbucks in the foodservice channel is another positive that positions Bantam Bagels for future expansion. We are thrilled to welcome Nick, Elyse and Bantam Bagels to our family of Lancaster Colony companies, and look forward to a successful future together."