Up to 250 jobs are being lost in Ellesmere Port after the Gibsons Food factory announced it was closing.
The bakers' parent company Hot Bread Kitchens Limited went into administration last week.
Administrator Wilson Field said, in a statement, that the site based in Devizes, Wiltshire, had been taken over by rival company Ultimate Foods.
One hundred jobs will be saved there, but the Cheshire factory is to close, meaning 245 jobs will be lost.
A spokesman for Wilson Field said: "It is with regret that the joint administrators report that the site based at Ellesmere Port has had to close down with the loss of 245 jobs."