CLAYTON, N.C. (AP) -- A company that bakes hamburger buns for McDonald's restaurants and other commercial customers plans to open a new plant in North Carolina, creating about 80 jobs.
Gov. Beverly Perdue's office said Monday that taxpayers will contribute $350,000 to lure Northeast Foods Inc. into spending $25 million on a new plant in Clayton.
Baltimore-based Northeast Foods says on its Web site that it's supplied burger buns to McDonald's fast food restaurants since 1965. The privately owned company has five plants along the East Coast from Connecticut to Virginia.
Perdue's office says wages at the Northeast Foods bakery south of Raleigh will top an average of $41,000 a year plus benefits, compared with the Johnston County's average of $31,000.