OAKBOOK TERRACE, ILL. — Sara Lee Frozen Bakery has opened a new addition to its recently launched Oakbrook Terrace headquarters. The Kitchens of Sara Lee facility will bring the company’s marketing and product development teams together to focus on innovating and expanding new flavors and product lines.

The 10,000-square-foot research and development innovation center includes a fully equipped test kitchen, laboratory, storage and presentation space.

The company said its team of product innovators and culinary experts, led by newly appointed research and development director Judy Lindsey, has doubled since Sara Lee Frozen Bakery became an independent company in July 2018.

“Our team has a singular focus on frozen baked goods,” Ms. Lindsey said. “We now have an incredible kitchen and lab where we can transform fresh ideas into new products and packaging faster and better than ever before. With a space designed for close collaboration with our customers, we will continue to grow and innovate our company’s premier brands.”