Kronos doubles flatbread crust pizza line

March 14, 2011

An increased industry demand for menu flexibility has led Kronos Foods Inc. to double its flatbread and flatbread pizza crust line.

The Glendale Heights, Ill.-based manufacturer’s $5 million line features flatbreads from 5 inches to 20 inches and a variety of shapes and thicknesses. This allows for more flexibility in menu options such as flatbread for appetizers and main dishes, as well as traditional round pizzas, pizza planks and more.

Additionally, Kronos incorporates freezing directly into the line to ensure quality is sealed immediately. This also prevents the crusts from sticking together and product damage, allowing restaurateurs to use the product one crust at a time.

The new flatbread and flatbread pizza crust line also:

  • Uses a special oil blend creating a fuller flavor in the crust;
  • Incorporates a fully-programmed line – from mixing to packaging – that synchronizes the process steps and delivers the same thickness and consistency from crust to crust;
  • Decreases the mix time by three minutes per batch.

In addition to its flatbread line, Kronos also manufacturers Mediterranean items and other specialty foods.

"Flatbread is appearing on twice the number of menus compared to five years ago, and flatbread pizza crusts give restaurateurs a trendy way to update their menus," said Valerie Lester, Kronos' vice president of marketing. "By doubling Kronos' flatbread and flatbread pizza crust capacity, we are providing our customers with increased access to an easy-to-use ingredient option that can enhance virtually any menu format."


Topics: Business Strategy and Profitability , Equipment & Supplies

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