Acquisition of Lawler’s Desserts

July 18, 2016

Dessert Holdings is proud to announce the acquisition of Lawler Foods, a manufacturer of gourmet cheesecakes, layer cakes, pies and other desserts for retail and foodservice customers across North America.

Based near Houston, Texas, Lawler Foods is a family-owned business that has steadily grown over its 40-year history by producing the highest quality cheesecakes and other desserts for retail and foodservice customers. The Lawler family will retain a significant investment in the company, and the Lawler Foods management team will remain in place under the new ownership.

Lawler Foods will be part of the same premium dessert platform as The Original Cakerie, which was acquired in December 2015. The Original Cakerie is a leading manufacturer of high-quality frozen desserts for retail and foodservice customers across North America.

“The acquisition represents an outstanding strategic fit for Dessert Holdings’ premium dessert platform. Lawler Foods’ long-term focus on producing best-in-class quality products is consistent with The Original Cakerie’s own commitment to quality. With little overlap in product offerings and customers between the two businesses, we are confident that the two companies will help expand our customer relationships with leading North American retailers and foodservice accounts.”
– Keith Stimson, Partner at Gryphon Investors.

Mike Lawler, a member of the founding Lawler family, adds, “While our family business has grown successfully for more than 40 years, joining the Dessert Holdings premium dessert platform will enable our company to achieve a new level of success. We value the ability of the Gryphon operations team to help accelerate our expansion.”

For the full press release, see here.

About Lawler Foods
Lawler Foods is a manufacturer of gourmet cheesecakes, cakes and pies that are used in restaurants, hotels and other fine foodservice establishments around the world. Lawler Foods’ business has been built on the solid foundation of “home-made” taste and quality, using the finest natural ingredients to bake creamy cheesecakes, moist layer cakes, and grandmother-quality pies. The company operates out of Humble, Texas. Customers include national restaurant chains, wholesale clubs, and retail outlets in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.