Fry specialist eyes growth with in-house production facility


FreshFry will now manufacture its all-natural, easy to use frying oil filtering solutions at the start-up’s brand-new, in-house production facility at its Louisville headquarters.

The new 10,000 square foot facility build-out will bridge the gap between FreshFry’s research and development and the production of FreshFry Pods, the plant-based technology that extends the life of cooking oil naturally, through the use of upcycled plant waste.

“With manufacturing returning to our hometown, we’re thrilled to see what this next chapter holds for us,” said FreshFry Co-Founder and COO Jacob Huff.

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“FreshFry is proud to help reinforce the city’s reputation of growing sustainable brands. Louisville’s central location perfectly positions us to continue to grow and expand our mission: to transform waste into a promising future.”

The production facility will bring six jobs to the community, including manufacturing associates and warehouse managers.

Since its inception in 2014, FreshFry Pods have generated savings to restaurant owners in a multitude of areas including less overall oil usage, reduced build-up of oil in and around fryers, and lower labor costs for maintenance and disposal of oil – all with no additional equipment needed.

Users simply drop a FreshFry pod into a commercial fryer at the end of the day and allow it to attract water, metals, acids, and other impurities that come from food and destroy oil. The pod can be disposed of the next day and cooking can be resumed with the clean oil.

FreshFry currently supplies Pods for several US restaurant concepts including Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, and franchisees for Qdoba Mexican Eats, Popeye’s and Rock ‘N Roll Sushi.

The company also distributes frying oil test kits, which tests the contaminant levels of fryer oil in the home and indicates when it’s time to filter or change out the oil.

The  kits are also part of FreshFry’s Optimized Performance Point service (OPP), which is an oil analysis helping standardize the discard point of frying oil through a personalized, scientific process.  

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