About Alpha Baking
Alpha Baking Company, Inc. was established in 1979 with the acquisition of the Mary Ann Baking Company in Chicago. Founded in 1935, Mary Ann is best known for the ever-popular Chicago style poppy seed hot dog bun. In 1981, Alpha Baking purchased S. Rosens Baking Company, a Chicago staple, and baker of Jewish hearth rye bread and variety rolls since 1909. Through the years, Alpha Baking has continued to grow with the acquisition of Kreamo Bakers in La Porte, Indiana in 1979, National Baking Company in Chicago, Illinois in 1997, Natural Ovens Bakery in Manitowoc, Wisconsin in 2007, and recently in 2016 with the addition of a new sweet good facility in Chicago, and a new baking facility in Grand Rapids, MI.
Alpha Baking offers direct store delivery (DSD) service in central and southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and northwestern Indiana. In addition to national grocery chains and independent grocery stores, we also service national restaurant chains, quick service restaurants, schools, institutions, major league sports franchises, warehouse club storesthe list is endless. In fact, over 90% of Chicago-area hot dog stands use our Mary Ann poppy seed hot dog buns!
For decades, food industry leaders have called on Alpha Baking Company, Inc. to craft solutions to complex and unique baking projects. Our modern, high-production facilities link old-world knowledge and baking experience with todays technology. If you have a special need, we can bring you a level of experience, responsiveness, and technical expertise that is unmatched in the baking industry. Let us customize your foodservice operation with our extensive par-baked and frozen programs.