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About McKee Foods Corporation

McKee Foods' Little Debbie is one of the nation's best-known brands of snack cakes, named for and featuring the smiling face of the 4-year-old granddaughter of the company's late founders. The company boasts more than 75 varieties of Little Debbie products, from brownies and cookies to muffins, pies, and pastries. It also makes Sunbelt cereal, granola, and granola bars; Drake's brand snack cakes; and bakery products for foodservice customers through Fieldstone Bakery. With facilities in Tennessee, Arkansas, Virginia, and Arizona, McKee sells its baked goods in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Established in 1934, the bakery is still owned and operated by the founding McKee family.

Financial Performance

As a private company, McKee Foods does not publicly release full financials. It does, however, report annual sales of about $1.4 billion.


A growing and innovative product portfolio is key in the highly competitive snack market, and McKee Foods enhances its offerings organically as well as through acquisitions. In 2019 the company reintroduced an old favorite from its Drake's brand (Mini Pound Cakes). Also that year it acquired Illinois-based Prairie City Bakery, which added 100-plus varieties of snacks to McKee's cupboard. 

McKee Foods Corporation

10260 Mckee Rd
Collegedale, TN 37315
Phone: 1 (423) 238-7111

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Chairman and SVP: R. Ellsworth McKee
President And Ceo: Mike Mckee
Sales and Marketing Analyst: Jennifer Segan
Employees (This Location): 3,500
Employees (All Locations): 6,000

Major Office Locations

Collegedale, TN

Other Locations

Gentry, AR
Kingman, AZ
Allentown, NJ
Hauppauge, NY
Cleveland, TN
Portland, TN
Stuarts Draft, VA