Could Humble, Texas become the dessert capital of the
As the home of
Lawler Foods, the answer to that question would
definitely be yes! Family-owned
operated for over thirty years, Lawler Foods' business
has been built on the solid foundation of "home-made"
taste and quality. We follow recipes - not formulas
employing home-style methods along with food technology.
We use the finest natural ingredients - not artificial
flavorings and chemical additives. The
result-creamy cheesecakes, moist layer cakes, and pies
as delicious as those from your grand-mother's kitchen.
In 1976, after deciding the "big company" career track
was not for us, we moved our family to Humble, Texas. We
began our new career in a small leased space near
downtown Houston boasting one employee, one mixer, and
one small oven. Like most entrepreneurs, we wore many
hats - baking, selling, and delivering cakes in addition
to keeping books & cleaning the floors. As demand for
our cakes grew, so did the size of our bakery. In 1984
Lawler Foods moved to a new bakery in Humble, this one a
"huge" 9600 square feet, and this one was ours (and the
bank's, of course)!
One year later, a well-known wholesale club put Lawler's
cheesecake in their outlets as a Christmas item. This
caused quite a scramble! With seven employees and
typical orders no larger than 125 cases, we were
suddenly faced with producing three semi-loads of
product. We hired nine new employees and worked around
the clock, combining old staff with new, praying the
recent hires would be quick learners. Everyone met the
challenge and every order was delivered on time. The
popularity of the product convinced club management
to stock our cheesecakes year-round.
As our customer
base and product line grew, so did our need for
additional space. The original bakery has grown to
include a combination of five interlocking buildings
occupying two acres of land. In 1995, we bought an
additional 21 acres and built a 55,000 sq. ft. building
with room for additional expansion. In 2007 our newest
addition was complete - our first fully automated
facility used to produce component items, squares and
miniatures in the most efficient way possible.
Current business includes national restaurant chains,
wholesale clubs, and retail outlets in the United
States, Canada, Mexico & Europe. Lawler Foods' large
selection of desserts is certified Kosher dairy. Our
immaculate facilities are routinely inspected by
Silliker Labs. While not a requirement these
inspections, along with our Kosher certification and
in-house laboratory, assure our customers of the highest
standards of cleanliness and quality.
In 2007 we realized every business owner’s dream when we
were able to pass the pans over to our son, Mike, who
has taken over the position of President. Now in its
second generation, Lawler Foods still strives to
maintain the quality and service on which our customers
have come to depend.
We hope when you are looking for someone to satisfy
your dessert needs, you will give us call.