Nearly 100 years ago, three brothers took out a $300 mortgage on their mother’s house to open a bakery inside a Southern Illinois cabin. The breads of Amos, Armold and Jack Lewis were delivered daily by Ford Model T trucks to nearby homes. By the 1950s, the family operation had grown into a major regional bakery, thanks in part to the creation of a brand now synonymous with freshly baked bread in Midwestern households, Bunny Bread.
Lewis Bake Shop’s aim has always been to produce the best bakery products and respond to our consumers’ needs. Striving to meet these goals has resulted in several important achievements for the company, including being the first in the industry to offer the specially-sized Lewis Bake Shop Half Loaf in the market.
There are 5 bakery locations in Evansville, Indiana; LaPort, Indiana; Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Vincennes, Indiana; and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Now headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, Lewis Bakeries is the largest wholesale bakery in the State and one of the few remaining independent bakeries in the Midwest. Employing 2,000 people, we bake and deliver fresh bakery products in 17 States.
Lewis Bakeries is committed to responsible reduction and prevention of waste for materials and resources to benefit the company and our customers. Sustainability is always top-of-mind at our company to help us now and in the future.
Our bakeries meet all compliance standards to ensure fair establishment and improvement of workers’ rights, workplace conditions and an effective management system, as well as ensuring food quality and safety.