Rocky Mount Bakery Unveils $ 10M Expansion, Adding 75 Jobs

ROANOKE, Va. – A Franklin County bakery known for its sweet treats is ready to hire dozens of new employees after a multi-million dollar expansion.

Empire Bakery, which creates ready-made cakes and desserts for stores like Kroger, unveiled a $10 million expansion to its Rocky Mount facility Friday morning. The expansion, which has been under construction since October 2018, creates 75 new jobs at the facility.

“This is the key for us to do so many more things,” said Empire Bakery President Mike Merrick. “Now that this is out of the way, we can focus on serving these customers and hiring these associates. There’s a lot more for us in the coming years.”

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