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Preview: Healthy Pizza in the Freezer?

A letter arrived in the offices of Real Good Foods Co. from an 8-year-old boy praising the company’s frozen pizza for its health effects. The boy, a Type 1 diabetic, said the pizza made by the Glendale company did not make his blood sugar go high. “Thank you for making good food that I can eat,” he wrote. For Bryan Freeman, chief executive of Real Good Foods, receiving the letter was life changing. While his Glendale company is not yet a household name, that is Chief Executive Bryan Freeman’s ambition for Real Good Foods. The pizza extolled by the young fan is available at more than 5,000 retail stores across the United States, including in the San Fernando Valley region at Ralphs, Vitamin Shoppe and GNC Holdings Inc. locations. The pizza is also sold at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and through Amazon.com Inc. and the company’s website. What makes Real Good frozen pizzas different from competing brands is the crust made from a combination of chicken breast and Parmesan cheese. This crust contributes to the pizza’s nutritional profile of low in carbohydrates and high in protein. Read the full story in the March 5 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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