Hostess Brands is one of the largest wholesale bakers and distributors of bread and snack cakes in the United States. With a staff of more than 22,000 employees, the company operates over 40 bakeries nationwide. It delivers baked goods to nearly 200,000 food outlets. Hostess Brands offers product under the trade names of Hostess, Wonder, Home Pride, Merita and Butternut. The company operates through approximately 1,000 company-operated thrift stores and distributors. Its product line includes garlic bread, cracked wheat rolls, French loaves and sourdough breadsticks. In addition, Hostess Brands provides chocolate-frosted gem donuts and glazed old-fashioned mini crullers. The company also offers hot dog and hamburger buns.