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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
from Twinkies to Ding Dongs is flying off of supermarket shelves. Hostess brand
announced Friday morning it would be closing and filing for bankruptcy. The
impact is being felt in the Baton Rouge metro area.
Hostess, from Ho Ho's to Suzy Q's, is going fast.
"I did see on Facebook that someone was going
out and buying all the Twinkies," Cecilia Ramos said.
exactly. Hostess Brands announced it would be closing after employees
nationwide went on strike. The company decided on Thursday night, it simply did
not have enough people on staff to carry operations. A lot of people are having
a hard time understanding why workers walked.
economy, the way it is. I understand they had to take a pay cut but what would
you rather, a pay cut or lose your job," Loretta Tucson said.
reported more than 18,000 people across the country will lose their jobs, but
it's not just them who will suffer. "He said they closing us down. It's the
last day. I said I'm heartbroken," Gayle Bogal said.
people like, Bogal, who shops at the local bakery outlet, it's the only thing
they can afford.
need this place. People like to come
here and get their bread cheap at wholesale and they want to close it down,"
throwback treats like Zingers, Honey Buns, and Dolly Madison pies are
iconic. In movies you see Twinkies survived the Apocalypse but apparently not,"
those who said they have not had a Hostess cake in years are thinking twice
before they pass up what could be their last chance.
have to go get some," Lynn Doiron said.
at the local bakery outlet at 2727 North Ardenwood Dr. said the store will stay
open through Saturday or whenever they run out of products, whichever happens