The emergence and demand for frozen foods became part of the American lifestyle in the 1980’s; so once again, Piantedosi’s third generation owners created a niche in this market. They worked tirelessly to introduce the Piantedosi name across the country and have managed to build a national name in the vast, competitive, food service industry. National recognition meant soaring demand. Thus, in order to keep up with the competition and this new found but challenging demand, additional space and experience were needed. In 1995, Piantedosi’s “Specialty Division” was opened. This state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot facility focused on the par-baked (partially baked) products, which have become a necessity in the bread industry. The Specialty Division also houses Piantedosi’s Research & Development Department, which is now where new products, ideas and dreams are “born”.