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Tom Wallace, Star Tribune

Valuable asset

  • May 23, 2012 - 11:03 AM

As Middle Eastern flavors have hit the mainstream, credit must flow to the 25-year-old Holy Land Brands empire. Let’s do the numbers: Its busy northeast Minneapolis workrooms produce 120,000 (8-oz.) containers of hummus spreads each month (for sale at Costcos nationwide), nearly 6,000 pieces of pita bread are baked each day and, on a typical action-packed Saturday, CEO Majdi Wadi said his counter-service cafe can sell 500 two-fisted gyro sandwiches.

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