Community

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