ARYZTA North America, Los Angeles, announced a frozen cookie dough line extension at its Chaska, Minn., bakery, 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 2-line footprint, expanding the bakery’s production capacity and throughput by more than 40%.

“We are responding to increased demand of our popular Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, as well as custom cookies produced for our customers,” says Dave Johnson, chief executive officer. “Chaska’s third line will enable us to meet our customers’ frozen cookie dough needs across foodservice, convenience and retail channels. We are investing to further strengthen our supply chain to better support our customers.”

Through the line extension, ARYZTA will also add 30 new jobs.

The new line will have capabilities to produce multiple formats and configurations.