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Mariano Turano came to America from Calabria, Italy, in pursuit of his dream to provide a better life for his family. In 1962 he founded Campagna Bakery in Chicago, Illinois. Only 1,000 square feet in size, this small bakery made a big impression with its authentic old world breads amongst its surrounding neighborhoods. Due to their uniquely delectable breads such as Marianos Old Fashioned Italian Round, the bakerys popularity grew and soon demand was on the rise. Thanks to a delivery route implemented by Mariano himself, that demand was met and soon Campagna-Turano Bakery was on its way to becoming one of the most popular Italian bakeries within the Chicagoland area. In 1967, Campagna-Turano Bakery expanded their product line to include new items such as French and Vienna Breads, Kaiser Rolls, and Mamma Susi Pizzas. It was then that Campagna-Turano Bakery, now known only as Turano Baking Company, decided to take on the wholesale market, introducing Mamma Susis Pizza to local Grocery stores. The pre-cooked, frozen panned pizza was a first for local grocers and proved to be a delicious success with an average of 12,000 pizzas being sold per week. It wasnt long after that more and more grocers and restaurant owners became aware of Turanos reputation for quality and reliability, and soon new Turano products found their way onto restaurant tabletops and grocery shelves throughout the Chicagoland area. Cause for this rapid increase was primarily due to the persistence of Marianos three sons, Renato, Umberto, and Giancarlo steadily tracking and producing more business for the Turano Baking Company. In addition to financial growth, the companys product line went through a growth spurt as well, providing an even greater variety of quality breads, including sub rolls, paesano and peasant breads. With all of these new products in demand it was inevitable that the company would go through major expansions leading to the purchase of a second bakery in Bolingbrook, Illinois, producing frozen, par- and fully-baked breads and rolls. Now as the company continues to grow, with plans to expand operations to Atlanta and Orlando, the next generation of the Turano family eagerly contributes to the companys success with the same passion, determination, and enthusiasm of their fathers, while still maintaining the tradition of quality and artisanship their grandfather started almost half a century ago.