Ontario plant where Tater Tots were invented is for sale by Kraft Heinz

Manufacturer JR Simplot will purchase the factory where Tater Tots were first made, along with the responsibility for manufacturing of its Ore-Ida-branded products.

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“…The plant in Ontario, near the Idaho border, was the birthplace in the 1950s of Tater Tots, the iconic nuggets formed from shavings of potatoes being cut into french fries. The business developed into Ore-Ida, which Kraft Foods bought in 1965…

…Under what Kraft Heinz described as a “multi-year agreement,” Simplot will operate the plant and will be the exclusive manufacturer for Ore-Ida. Simplot is “committing to make capital investments as needed to meet elevated demand,” according to a statement from Kraft Heinz...”


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