King's Hawaiian

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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.

History[edit]

Robert Taira founded the company, then called Robert's Bakery, in Hilo, Hawaii, in the late 1950s.[1]


In the early 1960s the company moved to Honolulu and changed its name to King's Hawaiian.[1]

By the 1980s, Taira's company, King's Hawaiian Bakery, was grossing US$20 million annually.[2] In 1988 the company established their current corporate headquarters in Torrance, California.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Elizabeth "Nani" Nihipali; Lessa Kanani Pelayo; Christian Hanz Lozada; Cheryl Villareal Roberts, Lorelie Santonil Olaes (14 May 2012). Hawaiians in Los Angeles. Arcadia Publishing. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-7385-9320-3. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Laudan, Rachel (1996). The food of Paradise : exploring Hawaii's culinary heritage. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-1778-7. 

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