As a restaurant manager of a busy restaurant that has been using Hostess for more than a decade, I am glad they are gone. It was not my decision to use them but the owners. Over the years I priced out bread products from many other suppliers in an effort to get the owner to move on from Hostess and get better products. Of course the prices and convenience of the Hostess delivery meant we could never change. But last friday our delivery showed up with the info that it would be our last, forever. We know have actual quality products, and I am no longer embarrassed by the Wonder Bread/Twinkie truck parked in front of the restaurant 2 days a week.
Thanks Hostess. I will not miss your products, I will miss the delivery guy, he was cool.
At one time in the very recent past, Continental Baking, the forerunner of the present Hostess, had the largest vehicle fleet in the country besides the military.
When I was at DiCarlo, a subsidiary of Continental, in San Pedro we lost the contract for Carl's Jr. A bakery in Escondido under-bid us. We soon got the work back. The other bakery could make the buns and rolls, but couldn't deliver them in a timely manner.