In 1997, Gary and Colleen Worthington took a simple concept – artisanal European hearth breads, made from scratch – and revolutionized the bakery & café concept. They opened their first Kneaders Bakery & Café in Orem, Utah, where they used that concept and served freshly-baked breads and a handful of pastries and soups.
They quickly realized that their amazing bread would make really amazing sandwiches, and embarked on a mission to develop a unique menu which would provide their customers with a variety of fresh-made and wholesome options. They began slow-roasting turkey breasts overnight and hand pulling them each morning to create delicious sandwiches on their signature breads. Today, each restaurant slow-roasts between 100-250 lbs of turkey breast every day which is hand-pulled and served on our sandwiches and salads. The award-winning fast-casual restaurant also serves over 12 varieties of scratch-made bread, 42 pastries, as well as a number of hearty soups.
Kneaders Bakery & Café made charitable giving a priority early on, partnering with local non-profit organizations to feed the needy in our communities. Since then, the company has become the title sponsor for the American Fork Canyon Run Against Cancer and has developed programs to raise funds for children’s hospitals in our local communities.
Still headquartered in Orem, Utah, Kneaders Bakery & Café boasts 55 corporate owned and franchised locations in six western states.