King's Hawaiian is a Torrance, California-based family-owned and operated bakery, known chiefly for its Hawaiian bread. It was founded by Robert Taira, in Hilo, Hawaii in the late 1950s.
Robert Taira founded the company, then called Robert's Bakery, in Hilo, Hawaii, in the late 1950s.
In the early 1960s the company moved to Honolulu and changed its name to King's Hawaiian.
By the 1980s, Taira's company, King's Hawaiian Bakery, was grossing US$20 million annually. In 1988 the company established their current corporate headquarters in Torrance, California.