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Little Lady Foods was founded in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago by the Esposito family in 1961. The small company was then purchased in 1984 by restaurateur, Angelo Geocaris, whose family had deep roots in the restaurant industry, with the vision to take his Barnaby’s pizzeria recipe into grocery stores nationwide.
Over the past 25 years the company has changed and grown. Little Lady Foods today develops and manufactures products for private labels, foodservice and contract manufacturing customers worldwide. Under the current management team, Little Lady Foods has grown from $100,000 in sales in 1984 to over $300 million and their pizzas, hand held items and gourmet sandwiches are available in the largest and most popular restaurants and food companies in the world!
Those who choose to do business with Little Lady Foods become their partner in sharing their knowledge of the industry to further all aspects of business. Little Lady Foods pride themselves on developing great ideas backed by expert execution. Their extensive Marketing and R&D departments are continually monitoring the marketplace for the latest consumer insights and preferences as culinary trends–developing products that appeal to consumers’ ever-changing tastes.
Their innovative team works every step of the way to develop recipes and menu solutions, and their process experts scale up recipes for guaranteed consistency and national scale supply. No matter the approach, they can guarantee a delicious product that is sure to meet or exceed expectations with the highest quality and safety standards.
To ensure that their products taste as fresh as when they were first made, they rely on state-of-the-art technologies that freeze their products faster and at a lower temperature, resulting in the highest quality frozen products in the market. Using only the finest ingredients, they have developed a reputation of providing value added products to their customers with very strict quality and safety standards.
In today’s world, the focus is on healthier, good-for-you options that need to have consumers feeling satisfied. Little Lady Foods knows that you should not have to sacrifice quality and taste to stay fit.
For all products containing crusts or bread ingredients, LLF offers wheat alternatives as well as low-fat and low-carbohydrate options. They also have other healthy substitutes like turkey, bacon, chicken sausage, vegetarian products and low-fat cheeses. Little Lady Foods strives to distinguish themselves from the rest through quality, flavor, selection, and speed to market.
Together with this and the help of their culinary expertise, their products satisfy even the biggest appetites!
With “Organic” being a wholesome alternative, Little Lady Foods has taken this knowledge and created its own line of flavorful pizzas made with organically grown ingredients. This new line consists of great tasting pizzas full of delightful flavors, eye-catching colors, and irresistible aromas that are sure to make any mouth water. By utilizing up-scale ingredients such as diced artichoke hearts, chopped black olives and fire roasted peppers these pizzas will be sure to make a powerful impression.
Research shows that organic foods are produced without the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified organisms. Through obtaining an Organic Certification, Little Lady Foods has addressed this growing worldwide demand for organic foods and intends to secure their standing for assuring quality and variety within their products.
In 25 years, a lot has changed…but one thing is for certain…They will continue their commitment to the success of all of their customers.