The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD) today announced it will release 2011 first quarter earnings on Wednesday, May 11 after the market closes. The company has scheduled a conference call to discuss the results at 10 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, May 12. The call can be accessed by dialing (866) 551-3680 and entering conference code 9229689#. The conference call is also accessible through the Investor Relations section of the company website at www.middleby.com. About The Middleby Corporation The Middleby Corporation is a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry. The company develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used for commercial food cooking, preparation and processing. The company's leading equipment brands serving the commercial foodservice industry include Anets®, Blodgett®, Blodgett Combi®, Beech Ovens®, Bloomfield®, Carter Hoffmann®, CookTek®, CTX®, Doyon®, FriFri®, Giga®, Holman®, Houno®, Jade®, Lang®, MagiKitch'n®, Middleby Marshall®, Nu-Vu®, PerfectFry®, Pitco Frialator®, Southbend®, Star®, Toastmaster® Turbochef® and Wells®. The company’s leading equipment brands serving the food processing industry include Alkar®, Cozzini®, MP Equipment®, and RapidPak®. The Middleby Corporation has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the Best Small Companies in 2008, 2009 and 2010. For further information about Middleby, visit www.middleby.com.