Kronos Foods, Inc.

Glendale Heights, Illinois

Kronos Foods, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of gyros meat, pita/flatbreads, hummus, sauces, and other premium Mediterranean foods. Kronos distributes its products nationally through foodservice channels and major retailers, including broadline and specialty distributors, club stores, mass merchants, and grocery chains. Kronos also produces custom and private-label products for QSR, fast-casual, and family dining restaurant chains as well as for specialty food manufacturers.

  • Prospect Partners and management formed Kronos Foods, Inc. to acquire Chicago-based Kronos Products, Inc. and its affiliated distribution company in November, 2004. 
  • Kronos Foods subsequently:
    • acquired Rain Creek Baking Company of Fresno, Calif. (May, 2006), the country's leading maker of premium baklava and other desserts sold under the retail brands Sinbad Sweets® and Rain Creek to leading club stores, mass merchandisers and grocery chains nationwide.
    • acquired the commercial baking assets of Pita King Bakery of Everett, Wash. (May 2011), a leading producer of Middle Eastern bread.
  • Prospect Partners sold Kronos to another private equity firm and management in September, 2016.
  • Mr. Kenter and Mr. O'Dell served the Company as Chairman and Director, respectively.
  • SIC codes: 2013 (sausages and other prepared meat products); 5142 (packaged prepared foods); 5147 (meats and meat products); 2051-98 (bread, bakery products - except cookies); 5149-39 (foodservice -  distributors)

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Read The New York Times coverage of Kronos in "The History of the Gyro"