Tom Sherry tours Franz Bakery for Tom's Turkey Drive

Tom Sherry tours Franz Bakery for Tom's Turkey Drive

Tom Sherry tours Franz Bakery for Tom's Turkey Drive

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Posted on October 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 8:53 AM

KREM 2 Chief Meteorologist Tom Sherry took his annual Franz bakery tour Wednesday morning.  It’s become a tradition for Tom to tour the bakery a few weeks before Tom’s Turkey Drive.  Franz Bakery is the largest independent bakery in the United States.  They are also a great partner in Tom’s Turkey Drive.  Each year they donate 11,000 bags of fresh baked rolls and 11,000 bags of fresh stuffing.

Here are some fun facts about Franz Bakery:

Franz makes a combination of bread and buns
Rolls and breadsticks are run on the bun line
They use about 750,000 lbs of flour per week
They produce 1.4 million lbs off  product per week
Their bread line can produce 7200 loaves per hour
Their bun line can produce 2000 packages per hour
Franz has 4 Bakery Outlets in Spokane and 1 in Coeur d’ Alene
Franz Family's Footprint covers all of Washington and Oregon and parts of Idaho, Montana, Alaska and  California
Franz is the largest family owned independent bakery on the West Coast

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