Rise & Roll Bakery is expanding.
Marketing manager Jeff Petermann said construction started Nov. 29 on a 12,000-square-foot addition that includes office space, storage and more space for machines that produce crunch candy. The addition is being put on the north and east sides of the building at 1065 N 1150 West, Middlebury. That’s along U.S. 20.
The addition could be done the end of February, depending on the weather. The additional space will help the popular business, that makes cinnamon caramel donuts, cashew nut crunch and other items, grow wholesale business.
Two of the seven franchise locations being offered are sold. It’s possible that a franchise could open in Elkhart, Warsaw and southern Michigan, he said.
The business will be closed the week of Jan. 6 for a new floor to be put in the existing building.
The bakery started in 2001 by Orvin and Viola Bontrager has other owners and now has 74 employees, Petermann said.