Beckers Bakery was founded in 1942 by Harry Becker. Prior to 1942 it was known as Weber’s Bakery. Harry began as a bakery supply salesman and sold products to Weber’s. In 1942, Mr. Weber wanted to sell his business and offered it to Harry. Harry worked out a deal with Mr. Weber, hung up his business suit in favor of an apron, and so began Beckers Bakery. Harry’s specialties included: 100 loaves of white buttercrust bread per day, assorted danish, pies, rolls, and holiday goodies such as pffefernus, stollen, fruit cake, and springerle.
In 1958, Harry handed the business down to his 2 sons, Stan and Norm. Harry went on to become a bakery sales broker negotiating the sale of many South Bay bakeries. In the meantime, Stan and Norm continued in the family business as bakers. Norm left the business in 1960 to pursue other interests at which time Stan became sole owner of Beckers Bakery.
Stan’s specialties included 100’s of loaves of secret recipe squaw bread, sold wholesale to many restaurants in the South Bay including the very first Charthouse restaurant in Redondo Beach. Stan was also responsible for expanding the cake and cookie business to include the Beckers classic sugar cookie that we still use today.
In 1984, Stan handed the business down to his son, Todd. Stan retired and went on to allegedly drop his golf handicap down to an 8. Todd added the deli in 1992 creating...