Tyson Foods, Inc., has acquired the assets of Bosco’s Pizza Co. of Warren, MI, maker of the famous Original Bosco Stick as well as a variety of stuffed bread sticks and frozen pizzas for food service and retail customers throughout the Midwest and at some retailers nationwide.

"This is part of our company’s strategic plan to grow our domestic prepared foods business,” says Donnie King, Tyson's president of prepared foods, customer and consumer solutions. “Bosco’s will be a good addition to our diversified portfolio of quality food offerings.”

Craig Mulhinch, vice president of Bosco’s sales and marketing, and Paul Morgan, vice president of Bosco’s operations, will continue to manage the day-to-day operations. The company will become part of Tyson’s Prepared Foods division but continue to operate under the Bosco’s Pizza Co. name.

Entrepreneur Mark Artinian created Bosco’s as a carry-out pizzeria in 1988 before he started delivering frozen pizzas to area high schools. In 1995, the company started producing frozen stuffed crust pizza, which soon led to stuffed bread sticks, the company’s main product line today. Artinian will remain with the business in an advisory role.