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History of Milwaukee’s Own Grebe’s Bakery

We’ve been satisfying southeastern Wisconsin’s sweet tooth for over 75 years! Family-owned and operated since 1937, Grebe’s Bakery was born in Great Grandma Irene Grebe’s home kitchen as a way to help support her family when her husband became sick. Now in our 4th generation, Grebe’s Bakery is proud to still call Wisconsin our home!

Stop in to try one (or two) of our famous “Milwaukee-style” crullers, or treat yourself to a hand-decorated buttercream-iced sugar cookie (the same delicious recipe as our “Hank the Dog” cookies, which helped us raise thousands of dollars for the Wisconsin Humane Society in 2014!) Hungry for something more substantial? We’ve got you (and your Packer party) covered with our secret-recipe Badger ham special – the best ham special in town! With made-to-order sandwiches, hot breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, and all the deli meat and cheese options a Milwaukeean could ask for, we’re sure to have what you’re looking for!

Grebe’s delivers a full line of fresh, old-fashioned bakery to over 150 locations daily. In addition to our home retail store in West Allis, you can find Grebe’s Bakery at your local Speedway, Sentry Foods, Woodman’s Markets, select Piggly Wiggly stores, and many independently operated locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

We are a local favorite, bringing delicious treats to families and businesses alike.

Grebe’s Bakery, where the goodness is guaranteed!

 

1937

In 1937 Grebe’s Bakery started in the kitchen of a small home and has been gaining popularity ever since!
Grebe’s moved into the Lincoln location and is currently still there. Grebe’s has upgraded its plant throughout the years to its current 40,000 sq.ft plant. 

 

1957
1979
In 1979 Jim Grebe, Sr. started Supermom’s Bakery in Minnesota.

Throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s Grebe’s Bakery really took advantage of some ever-expanding opportunities by gaining control over both Meurer’s Bakery and Kohl’s Bakery.

 

1980s
2005
In 2005 Grebe’s bought the rights to Crestwood Bakery. We still supply Sentry Foods stores under the Grebe’s and Crestwood names.

Today Grebe’s Bakery runs a

nationally known, full scale operation,

serving 300+ locations 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and is still family owned!

2013