Jobs rise at Florida’s Hot Pandeyuca bread factory

Increasing its initial staff tenfold since 1998, Miami’s own Colombian-style bread factory — Hot Pandeyuca — earned kudos from Gov. Rick Scott recently for its significant success in Florida’s economy.


“Hot Pandeyuca is a great example of the American Dream,” Gov. Scott said. “The bread factory started with only three employees and quickly grew to employ nearly 30 Floridians. I applaud businesses like Hot Pandeyuca for making their products in Florida and supplying to retailers all across the nation. I look forward to seeing Hot Pandeyuca continue to grow right here in Florida.”


Using recipes that date back more than a century, the business offers 20 different items, all made with natural ingredients, and serves over 200 clients.


The bakery’s most popular product is a roll called “pan de bono,” a type of bagel made with cheese and tapioca starch which is typical of the region of Valle del Cauca in Colombia. More than 56,000 sell every day.


“I started this company when I first arrived in Miami from Colombia and through hard work and dedication we now employ nearly 30 workers who are all like family,” Hot Pandeyuca’s owner and founder David Alfandary said. “We are very proud to continue to grow our business right here in Florida and thank Gov. Scott for his dedication to our state.”


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