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Roller Grill Products


About Schwan’s:

Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that manufactures and markets many popular brands including Red Baron®, Tony’s®, and Freschetta® pizzas, Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts, and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks.

Open Innovation Challenge:

Schwan’s is seeking novel products that can be served from convenience store roller grills.

Reason for Seeking External Innovation Partnership:

Roller grill products such as egg rolls and taquitos are on trend, but barriers for consumers include perceptions about lower quality and healthfulness.

Scope of Solution Space:

  • Acceptable solutions must tolerate up to 1 hour hold time on the roller grill, maintaining rollability and product quality including taste, appearance, mouthfeel, and texture.
  • Acceptable solutions include, but are not limited to, indulgent products or healthier items.

Innovation Solutions Not of Interest:

  • Allergens beyond wheat and dairy

Proposal Response Date Deadline:

April 30, 2019



To submit your proposal online, click the link below:

Open Innovation Submission Form

To submit your proposal in a PDF document, click here.