One Hundred Years of Freihofer's Bread Company

In 1884, Charles Freihofer, the son of German immigrants, opened a bakery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was determined to provide bread made of the finest ingredients - and because of this, business quickly boomed. Charles's brothers came on board and by 1913, a commercial baking plant was soon added in the growing town of Troy, New York. Within its innovative 70-foot-long traveling bread oven, the brothers were able to meet the demands of their customers. Delicious fresh-baked bread was distributed to the doorsteps of eager Troy residents by newfangled means of transport: the horse and buggy.


Only two weeks after the opening of the Freihofer Bakery, a torrential rainfall struck Troy. During this hardship endured by the community, the Charles Freihofer Baking Company distributed hundreds of loaves of bread to flood sufferers.


Four generations of the Freihofer family have maintained Charles Freihofer's dedication to the freshest, purest ingredients in their baked goods – and to their customers. The quest for innovation tied to its home-style imagery has been a cornerstone of their success. And today, Freihofer's is part of the Bimbo Bakeries USA family, the home of all the fresh-baked brands America has loved for generations.

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