Founded in 1920 by George F. Wells, the Wells Manufacturing Company began producing electric cooking equipment. In 1925 George Wells invented and patented a new waffle baker launching Wells head-first into the commercial cooking appliance industry. Over the next few decades Wells invented industry-standards like the “hot food well” (now known industry-wide simply as Wells) and the electric deep-fat fryer. Since it’s beginning, Wells has become an established and respected brand in the foodservice industry. Acquired by Middleby in 2008, Wells is known globally as the industry leader in Ventless hoods, hot and cold drop-in/built-in food wells, and electric cooking equipment. Wells most recently introduced their Modular Dry Well offerings. This innovation completely eliminates the need for water when holding warm food.