Aunt Millie’s Story

Aunt Millie’s Bakehouse is proud to be a part of Aunt Millie’s Bakeries, a respected family-owned company headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, that’s been in business since 1901. Aunt Millie’s operates seven bakeries in three states that produce many brands which are distributed throughout the Midwest. 

The Aunt Millie’s Story.
Rooted in family, tradition and service, Aunt Millie’s was founded in Fort Wayne in 1901, by J.B. Franke, as the Fort Wayne Biscuit Company. 

Our current president, John F. Popp, is the grandson of the founder. 

Aunt Millie’s is Born.
In 1991, the company developed a flagship brand to represent our passion for baking. We developed a spokeswoman to represent this new line of authentic, “home-style” breads – Aunt Millie. 

Customers readily identified her as caring, loving, and always baking something wonderful. Aunt Millie became so popular that in 2005 the company was renamed “Aunt Millie’s Bakeries.” 

Today, Aunt Millie's is still committed to baking the healthiest, highest quality bread possible. Many of Aunt Millie’s breads are whole grain, and ingredients are held to the strictest standards. From one generation to the next, folks are being raised on Aunt Millie’s baked goods. At Aunt Millie’s, we bake more than bread – we bake memories.

Today and Beyond.
Aunt Millie’s Bakeries currently employs about 1,600 people in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky, and continues to grow. The company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2001. Today, special attention is still given to customer service, and our goal remains “perfection.”