Hanley’s Foods’ popular Sensation salad dressing has graduated from the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator and will now be manufactured by a co-packer in north Louisiana. Richard Hanley, who has been making his Hanley’s Foods salad dressings at the incubator since it opened last July, will now be able to produce 650 gallons of the Sensation dressing a day.
“This is a huge accomplishment,” says Gaye Sandoz, food incubator director. “Reaching the level of sales needed to be accepted by a co-packer is no easy task. Richard has a great product that we’ve enjoyed helping him improve, and he’s worked very hard to market it and grow his business.”
Hanley says the Sensation dressing is in more than 150 stores across Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama, and that number is growing by the day. Going to the co-packer was the next step for Hanley in making his food company a national enterprise.