About Us

Mount Franklin Foods, LLC is a leading North American manufacturer of high quality confections and nut products based in El Paso, Texas. We proudly serve major retailers, wholesalers and foodservice distributors through our Sunrise Confections and Azar Nut divisions.  The company employs more than 2,800 team members across El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Our network of operations exceeds 1,000,000 square feet, including four SQF 2000 Level III rated manufacturing plants. Mount Franklin Foods is focused on customer satisfaction, employee growth and development, long-term supplier relationships and increasing shareholder value.

The Azar nut processing plant in El Paso offers a broad line of packaged and bulk nuts, seeds, snack mixes, trail mixes, dried fruit and peanut butter. One of the largest foodservice distributors in the United States, Azar markets and distributes to restaurants, healthcare facilities, hotels, schools, and colleges under a variety of national, private label and signature brands. The company also markets private label and branded nuts to the retail market.

The company’s three candy plants are located just across the border in Juarez, Mexico. Due to its location, Sunrise Confections enjoys significant labor and raw material cost advantages compared to U.S. based sugar candy manufacturers. The company produces a broad line of hard candies, as well as soft candies including jels, gummies, panned candies and mellowcremes. Our products are sold through major grocery, drug, mass merchant, foodservice and convenience channels under both the Sunrise and Blueberry Hill names and private label brands. The company also manufactures products for major players in the U.S. under contract manufacturing programs.

  • Azar Nut Company was founded in 1907
  • Sunrise Confections was founded in 2001
  • Currently employ over 2,500 people across El Paso and Juarez
  • More than 1,000,000 square feet in total facility space