Growing snack maker to move into The Bridges at 57th

Dec. 12, 2018

A business that makes protein-packed snacks has grown out of its kitchen.

Be Right Bites is moving to The Bridges at 57th, taking over the former Edible Arrangements space.

“We needed more room,” owner Jill Kleinsasser said. “The growth since we launched the new brand has been huge.”

Kleinsasser has been making the bite-sized snack balls since 2015. She previously was part of Chef to Plate, which ceased operations earlier this year. She had been using that space near 26th Street and Minnesota Avenue to make the snacks, which are sold at businesses such as Science Nutrition, Look’s Market, select Lewis Drug and GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness locations, and other training centers.

Be Right Bites come in several flavors. Peanut butter and cookie dough are always available, and other varieties such as chocolate peanut butter, cookies and cream, and snickerdoodle rotate. Containers include five snacks, which is one serving ranging from 300 to 350 calories.

Kleinsasser’s customer base isn’t limited to athletes. “It’s people on the go … high schoolers … picky eaters whose parents want to get protein in them.”

Kleinsasser hopes to move into the 1,300-square-foot location at 57th Street and Western Avenue on Monday.

“We like to keep everything fresh,” so she’s hoping for as little down production time as possible.

While The Bridges is a visible location, Kleinsasser doesn’t intend to focus on retail sales from the new site – at least for now. She will keep distributing them through other businesses and is continuing to expand that network.

“People definitely will be able to walk in and get some. We’re always there until noon,” she said of weekdays.

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Growing snack maker to move into The Bridges at 57th

Be Right Bites is growing, so it’s moving into a bigger space.

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