[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 43 years of development of Bakers Delight, Australian multinational bakery franchise chain (1980)


(worldkings.org) Bakers Delight is a great place to find fresh, high-quality baked goods. The bakery offers a wide range of products to suit all tastes and dietary needs, and the staff are always happy to help customers choose the perfect items.

Bakers Delight is an Australian-owned multinational bakery franchise chain, with franchisors in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States.

Bakers Delight is known for its fresh, baked-on-premises bread, pastries and other baked goods. The company uses traditional baking methods and high-quality ingredients, and all of its products are free from artificial preservatives and additives. Bakers Delight also offers a range of breakfast and lunch options, such as sandwiches, wraps and salads. It also has a catering menu for special occasions.

Bakers Delight operates over 700 bakeries globally. There are 20 stores in New Zealand, including 13 in Auckland alone.

(Wowtimes)Bakers Delight’sHistory andAchievements

  • 1980: Roger and Lesley Gillespie opened the first Bakers Delight bakery in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia.
  • 1988: Bakers Delight launched its franchising concept.
  • 1990: There were 20 Bakers Delight bakeries operating in Australia.
  • 1991: Bakers Delight opened its first store in Adelaide, South Australia.
  • 1992: The first Bakers Delight TV commercial aired.
  • 1993: Bakers Delight expanded across Australia, opening stores in New South Wales, Queensland, and Western Australia.
  • 1994: Bakers Delight launched its iconic Cheesymite Scroll.
  • 1995: Bakers Delight opened its first store in New Zealand.
  • 1997: Bakers Delight launched its own range of branded products, including bread mixes, flour, and baking accessories.
  • 2000: Bakers Delight opened its 400th store.
  • 2003: Bakers Delight opened its first store in Canada.
  • 2005: Bakers Delight opened its first store in the US.
  • 2013: Bakers Delight won the Most Trusted Brand Award in Reader’s Digest. 
  • 2017: Bakers Delight launched its LowFOD™ loaf, which is made with the world's first flour to lower the amount of FODMAP carbohydrates.
  • 2019: Bakers Delight won Best Franchise Business by the Australian Retailers Association.
  • 2023: Bakers Delight had over 700 stores worldwide, including over 600 stores in Australia.


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