On Wednesday, June 17, Naegele Bakery Systems announced the addition of Masdac International’s pancake sandwich machines to its portfolio of bakery equipment. The machines produce dorayaki, a popular Japanese handheld pancake sandwich that comes in both sweet and savory varieties.

Available in gas and electric versions, the equipment is highly flexible. The machines are capable of producing pancakes that are filled or unfilled, semi-sealed or fully-sealed and decorated or undecorated.

The machines are fully automated, have a touch screen for easy operation and come in four sizes to meet the needs of bakeries with different throughput requirements: 850 pieces per hour, 2,400 pieces per hour, 6,000 pieces per hour and 14,000 pieces per hour.

“Consumers today are on the lookout for unique flavors from around the world,” says Ken Hagedorn, Naegele’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Dorayaki, which is very popular in Japan and Europe, is poised to become a sensation in the United States. We believe that these pancake sandwiches are the ideal offering for bakery producers that want to capitalize on consumers’ constant cravings for new, innovative products.”