From our bakery to store shelves
Many people have tried to duplicate the taste, flavor, and texture of Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread. We’ve even had people say that if they had time to bake bread, they would want it to taste like Martin’s! We bake our award-winning rolls and bread, transport them quickly to the store, and only leave them on store shelves for 3-4 days, which is a significantly shorter amount of time than our competitors. We work hard to make sure that you get the freshest, tastiest product possible!
From ingredients to taste
We use high protein wheat flour (and for our whole wheat products we use 100% stone-ground whole wheat), nonfat milk, potatoes, real cane sugar, yeast, sunflower oil, and butter in our bakery products. Other bakeries may “cut corners” and use cheaper ingredients, but we believe using high quality ingredients is absolutely necessary and we wouldn’t do it any other way.
Farmer’s Markets to Grocery Stores
The Martin family began baking in a one car garage to sell to farmer’s markets and eventually started selling to grocery stores.
Martin’s Family Restaurant/Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe
The bakery was run in the back while a restaurant was run in the front of the building.
The family started focusing on bread and rolls, using route salesmen to help with distribution and customer service.
Responding to demand, a larger bakery was built at the site that is now Martin’s Corporate Headquarters at 1000 Potato Roll Lane, Chambersburg PA.
Expansion to New York City, NY
Potato Bread Introduced / Valley Pride Bakery Acquisition
Expansion to Florida
Whole Wheat Potato Bread and Rolls Introduced
Valdosta, GA Bakery Opened
Expansion to Chicago, IL
Launch of Frozen Food Service Sales
Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Potato Bread Introduced
Expansion to Louisiana and Alabama
Martin’s Introduces 4-Inch Potato Rolls for Food Service
Expansion to Rochester/Buffalo, NY
Martin’s Introduces 5-Inch Potato Rolls for Food Service
Expansion to Nashville, TN
Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread Introduced
Martin’s Introduces Top-Sliced Long Potato Rolls for Food Service
Expansion of Valdosta, GA Bakery
Martin’s Assortment of Swirl Breads Introduced
Expansion to Houston/Austin, TX
Expansion to Canada for Retail Sales
Expansion to Midwest
Expansion to Columbia and Greenville, SC
Expansion to San Antonio, TX
Expansion to Birmingham, AL
Martin’s Products Become Available Through Dot Foods
Tony Martin Becomes President of Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc.
Groundbreaking of Chambersburg, PA Bakery Expansion
Expansion to Dallas, TX
Expansion to Cleveland, OH
Expansion to coastal Mississippi
Martin’s Introduces Sweet Dinner and Party Potato Rolls (Updated Recipe)
Expansion to Cincinnati, OH
Martin’s Texas Toast Potato Bread Introduced for Food Service
Beyond our bakery
Martin’s exceptional customer service goes beyond our corporate and bakery walls. To us, giving back to our surrounding community through service projects, product donations, and contributions to nonprofit organizations is part of who we are. Even in the early days of Lloyd and Lois Martin, resources were used to help make our world a better place. That legacy continues today as Martin’s donates a portion of earnings to select charities each year.Learn More
Our Chambersburg bakery is located in the same Pennsylvania Dutch community that inspired our first bakery products. Also located here are our corporate headquarters and Golden Roll Visitor Center.
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