Roselyn Bakery

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Roselyn Bakery was a major bakery chain that distributed products from an Indianapolis central baking facility from 1943 to 1999.[1] The bakery chain, which consisted of approximately 40 locations in and around central Indiana, was known for its popular treats such as their Sweetheart Coffee Cake, Zebra Square Brownies and Blackout Cake.

In July 1999, the factory was abruptly shut down by the Indiana State Department of Health. The entire chain was dissolved soon after.[2][3]

Despite the closure being heavily publicized by the local media, the popularity of Roselyn Bakeries' products did not wane. In 2000, the Kroger grocery chain sold a limited-edition cookbook of the bakery's recipes (now a sought-after item). Cookbooks can be purchased on the Roselyn Recipe website.[4] At the same time, a bakery in Chicago was contracted to produced a limited number of bakery products for distribution at local supermarkets.[5]

In 2005, the Dias Family, along with another partner, purchased Roselyn Recipe and Roselyn bakery from the Clark Family.[6]

Two bakeries were established, one in Saint Louis and one in Indianapolis to continue the production of these products. Roselyn Recipe can be found and purchased in Kroger[7] and Marsh[8] stores all over central Indiana.[9]


  1. ^ Higgins, Will (August 6, 2014). "15 years later, only remnants of Roselyn Bakery remain". Indianapolis Star. 
  2. ^ "Tristate Business Summary: Roselyn Bakeries closes 40 stores in Indiana". Cincinnati Enquirer. July 3, 1999. 
  3. ^ "Roselyn Bakeries ceases operations". Bloomington Herald-Times. August 8, 1999. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^[dead link]
  5. ^ Clark, Jeff (November 2002). "Letters: Revisionist History". Indianapolis Monthly 26 (3). p. 22. ISSN 0899-0328. 
  6. ^ Stafford, Dave (December 18, 2014). "Plucky owners reclaim, renew famous Hoosier trademarks". Indianapolis Business Journal. 
  7. ^ Knight, Dana (October 11, 2000). "Chicago Bakery Sells Products in Kroger Supermarkets in Midwest.(Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News)". Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News – via Highbeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Marsh Stores to Stock Roselyn Bakery Products". PR Newswire (Press release). November 11, 2002. 
  9. ^ Roselyn Recipe, Inc. (official site)

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