How long have you been in the district?
We’ve been in the district since the CEIC was created in 1980, but we’ve been operating in Portland since 1906!
In a few sentences, could you tell us about the genesis of your business and its uniqueness?
Franz Bakery was founded in 1906 by Engelbert Franz. We are a fourth-generation family owned bakery with 10 different bakeries operating in 6 different states.
What is happening in your business right now that your excited to share?
We continue to innovate the bread category, and we are proud to bake Franz organics in our Portland facility. Also, our Brazi Bites Brazilian Cheese Bread, a naturally gluten free bread we developed, just received a FABI Award from the National Restaurant Association.
What do like most about being in the Central Eastside Industrial District?
Being able to be a part of an organization that represents Portland and its people.
Company Website: www.franzbakery.com