The Origins and Growth of Turano Bakery
Turano Bakery takes pride in its rich heritage and history. The story of the origins and growth of this company is one that inspires awe and admiration. From humble beginnings, the founder of the baking company has passed down not only the company but also the values by which it stood and still stands for. Today, Turano Bakery stands at the forefront of baking enterprise and has distribution channels spread across the United States.
When Mariano Turano arrived in America from Italy, his mission was to provide a better life for his family. He founded Campagna Bakery in Chicago in 1962, relying on a recipe that had been passed through several generations. Although the bakery was small, he would soon make his footprint due to the quality and authentic bread he supplied to the surrounding area. A short time after opening the bakery, Mariano merged his bakery with that of his two brothers, bringing to life Campagna-Turano Bakery in Berwyn, Illinois. The quality products and size of the new bakery would set it firmly on the path to success.
Major changes were introduced in 1967. New product lines featuring French and Vienna Breads, Mamma Susi Pizzas and Kaiser Rolls were introduced. The bakery also ventured into the wholesale market, with Mamma Susi’s Pizzas being supplied to the grocery stores in the area. These pre-cooked and frozen panned pizzas were warmly received among the customer base, earning the bakery a reputation of quality and reliability. At this point, sales skyrocketed, and Turano Bakery expanded its reach to cover restaurants across Chicago and the surrounding areas.
By the time Turano Baking Company was being passed down to Mariano’s three sons, all three of them had enough experience and passion for taking the business higher. Through persistence and enthusiasm, they secured more business for the baking company. This resulted in the multi-pronged growth of the company. The quality of bread improved, more product lines were introduced, and financial growth was realized.
The rapid growth of the bakery would inevitably lead to more expansions, with the acquisition of another bakery in Bolingbrook which made Turano Baking Company a signature staple in the Midwest. Today, the company produces and supplies over 400 breads and baked products throughout the Midwest.
The first generation of founders is long gone, but quality and reliability remain part of the traditions of the company. The traditions that have led Turano Bakery to impressive accomplishments and numerous awards have now been transmitted to the next generation.
The Turano and Buonavolanto families enjoy a long-standing relationship that dates back almost to the time when the first Buona restaurant opened its doors in 1981. With both companies being in Berwyn, and Turano Bakery having started supplying to restaurant tabletops in the late 1960s, a business relationship was formed. Today, the two families have been working together for almost half a century. This has strengthened the footprint of Turano Bakery in the industry and contributed to the growth of Buona restaurants.
Having been in business for that long, Turano Bakery has built many relationships across different industries. This has contributed to the huge success that the baking company enjoys. As we go into the future, we can only expect Turano Bakery to move to greater heights.