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Bakery Express Midwest Breaks Ground on New Plant in Boone County, Kentucky

Feb. 7, 2024
New, 50,000-sq.-ft. commercial bakery is expected to begin operations in April 2025, according to reports.

Bakery company Bakery Express Midwest recently broke ground on its new Boone County, Ky., plant — a 50,000-sq.-ft. facility that represents a more than $20 million investment for the company, according to a release from the office of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.

Construction of the facility is expected to be finished by December 2024, with operations scheduled to begin by April 2025, creating more than 175 jobs and producing fresh-baked goods for markets in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee.

Bakery Express Midwest is one of several bakeries founded by company president Charles Burman, the first being Bakery Express Mid Atlantic Inc. starting in 1970 in Baltimore. Since then, Burman has opened Bakery Express of Central Florida, Bakery Express of Central Texas, Bakery Express of Southern California, and now Bakery Express Midwest.

Combined, the companies serve more than 4,000 retail outlets across the U.S. with items such as donuts, muffins, cookies, brownies, croissants, bagels, pastries, cupcakes and a variety of other products.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.