Business Update – March 25, 2023 21

First, thanks from the RyKrisp team who send in notes of support. It has been a difficult journey trying to get back in the market. Most of you reading this are familiar with our saga, and the fact that it will take a significant recovery from our legal battles to restart. We’ve won in the courtroom, but collecting is never easy and hasn’t gotten any easier. It reminds us of the days way back when having a paper route, and you needed to go door to door to collect payment.

The reason we haven’t written much is that the legal effort drones on, and the pace isn’t exactly swift. To recap, we are pursuing legal action against the defendant’s insurers in order to collect on the judgment we won. We lost a round last year when the presiding judge ruled that the defendant’s action was by choice and therefore not insurable. Our view was that this decision was worth appealing on matters of law, and we have done just that. We are in the middle of this appeal process.

That’s about it. We know it’s been years since we’ve been in production and appreciate the continued words of support from RyKrisp fans.

All the best,

The RyKrisp Team

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21 thoughts on “Business Update – March 25, 2023

  • Bob Shields

    I looked for a substitute for Ry-Krisp, but the crackers I tried just didn’t cut it.

    I really hope you succeed with you legal fight.

  • Bill Linnerooth

    Have been missing Rykrisp since production was stopped. Hope for a return, original I hope. It’s been too long whithout.

  • Jane Marie

    I CANNOT WAIT till Ry Krisps are made AGAIN!!! It’s the ONLY cracker for a couple of dips I make. I agree with Annette there is NO SUBSTITUTE!! I was CRUSHED when I heard they were no longer being made. I would have stocked up. So glad you’re trying to get these made. Their SO good!!! Good luck with the lawsuit!! I look forward to when I can purchase them again!!!

  • KD

    I am thrilled to read in the Star Tribune that RyKrisp is coming back! I was saddened when it stopped being available and have hoped for it to come back. I look forward to a resolution of the legal issues you are dealing with so you are able to start production of this much loved (for decades) “cracker”. Best of luck in reaching a resolution soon!

    • tleavitt Post author

      Karolynn – to be correct, we are trying and have some huge hurdles. The legal effort is ongoing but we don’t want to underestimate the challenges. Thx, Ted L

  • Richard Sanders

    You go people! I LOVED RYKRISP. I am 75 yoa and grew up on RyKrisp. Like thousands of other fans I was devastated when I heard “Big Food” cast this perfectly healthy, tasty and good cracker aside because it wasn’t making it millions of dollars a year. Some things, like RyKrisp, don’t necessarily need to make millions of dollars, sponsor “stupid bowl” commercials staring goofballs. I loved RyKrisp and ate a few crackers every day. At 11 p.m. I wish I had a cupboard full of seasoned RyKrisp right now. Nothing else has ever taken its place. I am so happy to hear my favorite snack cracker will be back soon. Great with cream cheese and home made wild plum jelly!!!!

  • Frank Horvath

    I don’t mean to intrude or second guess your business plans but, as a former consumer and huge fan of RyKrisp crackers, why not try a different tack? Like, for instance, a strategic alliance with the family owned maker of Brenton Crackers (another staple in my home), Dare Foods? It could possibly be a huge win-win for both of your interests. Explain why I’m wrong please.

    With my full support and kind regards,

    Frank Horvath

    • tleavitt Post author

      Frank – We’d happily engage anyone interested in talking re partnership/taking the lead/whatever. To date, that opportunity hasn’t arisen. When we first went to contract manufacturing, we did a pretty thorough hike through the industry. As you suggest, we’re never averse to good ideas. Ted

  • D Meyer

    Can you not find investors and a new production partner and just begin again? You have the rights to produce correct? I know these funds may or may not ever be collected. Of course abother supporter of this product here! Fingers crossed!


    • tleavitt Post author

      Having started a number of businesses, we know that one of the great risks is not having enough $$ to get going. Same is true with restarts. We absolutely have the rights and recipes and all that. It all adds up and we are pretty conservative now in this regard. Still hoping and working for a positive outcome. Ted L