Mebane And Alamance Co. Offering 'Airline Cookie' Maker A Sweet Deal

Biscoff Cookies Could Be Coming To Mebane

MEBANE, NC -- The snack you get on an airplane is just part of the flying experience. Peanuts, pretzels, cookies: they help hold you over until you land.

A sweet treat offered on Delta flights could be landing in the Triad soon.

Right now, Biscoff cookies are made exclusively in Belgium but Mebane and Alamance County are offering big incentives to get them to build a plant in the Triad city.

Lotus Bakeries, Biscoff's parent company, is looking to build it's first United States factory.

The Mebane City Council toasted with coffee and Biscoff cookies after Monday night's meeting where they approved an incentives packing worth close to $1.6 million. 

The county is beefing up that offer adding a more than $1.2 million incentives package.

The city manager of Mebane said a new plant would bring $2 million in new payroll and at least 60 full-time jobs to the area.

"So it’s a win-win for everyone. It’s a good investment for Mebane and hopefully it will be a good investment for Lotus," city manager David Cheek said.

He said the cookie company is looking at a piece of land in the North Carolina Industrial Center in Mebane. It's next to the Ford Motor Company plant.

Mebane isn't the only city Lotus Bakeries is considering. After the city council meeting company representatives went to South Carolina to hear an offer.

The company's general manager told WFMY News 2 that a decision will come in the next three to four weeks and Mebane is on their short list.



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