Our Story

In just a few years, Udi’s has become the #1 gluten-free brand in America. Take a look at what we’ve been able to accomplish with the support of our gluten-free community.

1994:   Udi Bar-On builds franchise of Udi’s Bakery Cafes in Colorado

2008:   Udi’s makes the first loaf of gluten-free bread at their bakery cafes in Colorado

2008:   Denver-area celiac groups try Udi’s gluten-free breads for the first time; It’s love at first bite and they can’t get enough

2009:   Sales expand beyond Udi’s bakery; Udi’s Gluten Free breads can be found at Whole Foods and King Soopers locally

2009:   Udi’s opens its first 100% dedicated Gluten Free Bakery and introduces Whole Grain Sandwich Bread at the Natural Foods Expo West

2009:   Our community and fans start spreading the word and distribution starts to build

2010:   E&A Industries acquires 60% of Udi’s Gluten Free and Udi’s Granola in April

2010:   Key grocery accounts, including Kroger start carrying Udi’s

2011:   Udi’s introduces the first line of gluten-free hamburger and hot dog buns

2011:   Udi’s introduces two new nutritionally enhanced breads at the request of their friends/fans, Ancient Grain Millet Chia and Omega Flax and Fiber

2011:   Udi’s becomes the largest gluten-free community with 500,000 likes on Facebook. Fans share stories about crying out with joy after trying Udi’s products for the first time

2011:   Udi’s expands distribution, with products available across the country at more than 16,000 locations

2011:   Udi’s market share increases 1500% as they become the leader in GF bread and bakery category

2012:   Udi’s introduces gluten-free options at baseball stadiums like Coors Field (Colorado Rockies), Yankees Stadium (NY Yankees), and AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants)

2012:   Smart Balance acquires Udi’s to build stronger natural and gluten-free category position