LEWISTOWN - A prominent restaurateur and business man in Bellefonte is launching a new venture in Lewistown.
David Letterman, owner of Bonfatto's restaurant will be moving his prize-winning Wing Sauce production to the Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation Plaza.
President of MCIDC, Rob Postal said Letterman signed a lease to take over a 9,000 square foot building in the plaza.
"Right now we have a small production and we are looking to expand ... hoping to begin in March," said Letterman, who shares a name with the host of "The Late Show" on CBS.
"I love working over in Lewistown, the people are amazing and incredible to work with," he said.
Bonfatto's Wing Sauces are sold online or at the restaurant for the most part, but are available at the new Weis Markets location in Bellefonte.
"They're moving pretty well," Letterman said.
Letterman said his wing sauce continues to win awards and four of his sauces just won some awards at a contest in Texas.
Letterman will also be making his newly invented "Spice Cream," a fusion of homemade vanilla ice cream and some of his wing sauce flavors, which will be sold under the name "Who da Thunk it."
"I'm really excited about the ice cream adventure. There is nothing like it in the market ... it's a unique combination," Letterman said. "I've been doing test runs for about a year in restaurants and contests, it's going over quite well."
Letterman has been in the restaurant business, to some degree, all his life. Bonfatto's has been around since 1919 when his grandparents founded the restaurant.
Letterman and his wife bought the business in 1990 and have been running it and expanding its products since.