Baltimore's H&S Bakery, a family-owned business best known for supplying McDonald's with its hamburger rolls, said Wednesday it has begun an expansion of its Fells Point location.
The $15 million project at 623 S. Caroline Street, to be completed by the end of the year, is designed to help streamline distribution operations, the firm said in a press release. The project will add about 25,000 square feet to its west building and includes new equipment and other upgrades. It received preliminary city approval last year.
The addition will span a city block, bound by Fleet, Bond, Caroline and Aliceanna streets and was designed by Morris & Ritchie Associates to match the character of the surrounding historic neighborhood, the firm said.
"Given H&S's longstanding commitment to Baltimore and to Fells Point, it was of utmost importance to not only reinvest in the facility and the community, but to be a good neighbor and a good corporate steward in the process," said Bill Paterakis of H&S Bakery in a statement. "As such, we've made every effort to ensure that the final product not only contains cutting edge industry technology and improvements to ensure the longtime viability of the bakery, but that it is an aesthetic complement to the neighborhood's existing architecture and rich history."
The Paterakis family's five Baltimore-area bakeries employ about 1,500 workers, including more than 300 based in Fells Point.