Business Boom

John McHenryTucker is undoubtedly one of the fastest-rising business destinations in the Metro Atlanta area.  Each month, the Business Boom will seek to show different examples of how Tucker’s business scene is flourishing.

John McHenryRight now, in these very challenging economic times for our local companies, it’s great to have some good news to share with the public and the business community. Through a collaborative economic development strategy, we have a premier national bakery opening its East Coast operations in the City of Tucker.

“Sugar Bowl Bakery will be a wonderful addition to DeKalb County and the City of Tucker,” said Randi Mason, Decide DeKalb’s Vice President of Economic Development. “Attracting Sugar Bowl is a great example of the collaboration between Decide DeKalb, Tucker, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and our other economic development partners.”

Sugar Bowl Bakery, headquartered in northern California, will be filling a 170,000 SF industrial building at 3301 Montreal Industrial Way that was vacated by CSM Bakery last fall. An exhaustive and comprehensive search was completed by a site selection consultant for the bakery that examined many locations in the southeast. Ultimately, Tucker sold itself with its incredible transportation access, extensive skilled labor market and its business-friendly approach. This translates into 400 new jobs and a $37 million capital investment. The company will be hiring for roles in production, sanitation, quality assurance, maintenance, warehousing and management.

Mayor Frank Auman could not be more pleased.

“We’re thrilled that Sugar Bowl Bakery has made the decision to invest in Tucker. They’ve seen in Tucker the same things that thousands of other business owners have embraced: a friendly, welcoming community, a location that can’t be beat and a strong work force that’s ready to go. We’re going to bring all our resources to bear to help them be successful.”

Sugar Bowl Bakery was founded in San Francisco as a neighborhood coffee shop in 1984 when the five recently immigrated Ly brothers pooled their savings together. Sugar Bowl Bakery has grown to become a leader in developing quality baked goods and is now available across the U.S. and internationally. Today, the company is a minority-certified bakery whose products include palmiers, madeleines, brownie bites, fritters and other baked goods.

“Sugar Bowl Bakery is excited to be expanding to Georgia in order to better serve our customers and to bring jobs to the City of Tucker and DeKalb County,” said Andrew Ly, co-founder and CEO of Sugar Bowl Bakery.

And we’re very excited for this sweet addition.

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