1949 Hawthorne & Sons Bakery
Near St. Mary Jamaica, Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne, parents of our founder Lowell Hawthorne, ran Hawthorne & Sons Bakery for more than 50 years with the help of their 11 children working on the expanding dream.
1989 The first Golden Krust
The Hawthorne siblings, along with their spouses, put their savings together and opened the first Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery at 1381 E. Gunhill Road, New York.
1993 Manufacturing plant built
Golden Krust moved its manufacturing plant to the South Bronx and eventually purchased nearly the entire block from 172nd Street to Claremont Parkway on Park Avenue.
1996 The first franchisee
Golden Krust opened its first franchise location in Brooklyn, New York to Mr. Earl Chin.
2005 100th restaurant opens
Golden Krust celebrated the opening of its 100th store in Queens, NY.
2005 Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation
The Founders of Golden Krust launched the MEHGKF in honor of their parents.
2009 Celebrating 20 years
Golden Krust celebrated 20 years of operation.
2011 Microwavable patties
Golden Krust made a break into the retail industry with microwaveable patties.
2012 The Baker’s Son
Founder Lowell Hawthorne released his memoir entitled "The Baker's Son."
2014 Celebrating 25 years
Golden Krust celebrated 25 years of operation
2015 Golden Krust launched National Jamaican Patty Day
National Jamaican Patty Day (NJPD) is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in August.
2016 Undercover Boss!
Golden Krust founder Lowell Hawthorne was featured on "Undercover Boss" Season 7 Episode 12
2016 The Golden Truck!
Golden Krust launched its promotional "Golden Truck", giving out free patty samples in Times Square, and at company events.
2017 Farewell Mr. Hawthorne
Golden Krust mourned the passing of founder and CEO Lowell Hawthorne.
2018 Golden Krust expands into Canada
Two restaurants opened in North York and Brampton, Ontario.
2019 30 Golden Years!
Golden Krust celebrated 30 years of taking the taste of the Caribbean to the world.
Golden Krust introduces a Better For You offering in our non-GMO Vegetable and Spinach patties.