The City of Fairfield, California’s economic development department announced that Just Desserts, an award-winning bakery, founded in San Francisco in 1974, is opening a 75,000 square-foot manufacturing facility at 5000 Fulton Drive in May 2015.
The Fairfield location will house the company’s production facility and some administrative offices. Just Desserts’ San Francisco location will have administrative offices and an innovation center, including a test kitchen.
“Our business enjoyed double digit growth in 2014 through the introduction of our new organic and vegan product offerings,” says Michael J. Mendes, Just Desserts CEO. “With the introduction of new products, our new proprietary-packaging platform and expanded production facility, we expect accelerated growth in the future.”
The company is moving from Oakland because of its need for a larger facility. The Fairfield site is double the size of Just Desserts’ current bakery in Oakland. It is being designed and equipped to handle the company’s new organic and premium vegan baked items and will have enhanced production capabilities, as well as an in-house quality control laboratory.