135 years ago
The story of our quality breads
started in 1880
started in 1880
From the original English Muffin to today
Over 135 years ago Samuel Bath Thomas, an innovator and entrepreneur, created the Original “Nooks & Crannies” English Muffin after moving from England to the United States. He used a secret process that included griddle baking to create a muffin that was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. He later opened his own bakery in New York City in 1880. Soon, Thomas’ English Muffins would become a popular part of the American breakfast.
Thanks to Mr. Samuel Thomas, Thomas’ English Muffins is the #1 selling English Muffin and a favorite product in America. Restaurants, award winning chefs and fast food chains have incorporated our English Muffins into their menus. We’re proud of our storied history, but we’re constantly improving to give you the best products to brighten your day. With you in mind, we created Bagel Thins® bagels, flavored bagels, Swirl Breads and more.
We deliver the high quality products to you
Because you expect the best, hot from the oven, Thomas’ products are still delivered five days a week to ensure our English Muffins and Bagels arrive quickly.
Recipe For Greatness
Staying true to our methods since day one
- We still use quality ingredients to make all of our products.
- We have stayed true to our methods.
- We listen to our consumers and are actively involved in initiatives to make healthier products.
- We encourage environmental processes, such as water recycling, in all of our plants.
Nooks & Crannies
What makes us different
The distinctive taste, texture and flavor of Thomas' English muffins come from the "Nooks & Crannies" way of griddle baking. This process, unchanged since day one, uses quality ingredients to make the distinctively coarse-grained, yeast-raised dough. They are split, not sliced, to keep the unique, toast-up-perfectly texture.