King’s Hawaiian Plans $85 Million Plant

Nov. 3, 2022
New facility will be near an existing one that's strained to capacity.

King’s Hawaiian is planning to build a new $85 million facility in Georgia for sweet rolls, right across the street from its existing plant in Flowery Branch, Ga.

The new facility is being built to meet demand, for sweet rolls and other products, that is making the existing plant run 24/7. The 150,000-sq.-ft. plant is scheduled to open in the fall of 2023. The existing facility employs more than 700 people, and the new one is projected to hire 160 more.

The plant will be built across Aloha Way from the existing one, in Flowery Branch, about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta. Local authorities have already approved it and OK’d an increase in wastewater allocations.

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Pan Demetrakakes | Senior Editor

Pan has written about the food and beverage industry for more than 25 years. His areas of coverage have included formulations, processing, packaging, marketing and retailing. Pan worked for Food Processing Magazine for six years in the 1990s, where he was operations editor (his current role), touring dozens of food plants of every description. He has also worked for Packaging and Food & Beverage Packaging magazines, the latter as chief editor, during which he won three ASBPE awards. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in communications.

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