Franz Bakery – the inventor of hamburger bun

(last updated July 15, 2017)

Franz Bakery

By serendipity, I recently visited Franz Bakery, located at NE 12th & Fladers St in Portland. It’s over a hundred year old business also known as United States Bakery.

  • Franz is credited with inventing the hamburger bun in it’s current form (not the hamburger though)
  • Franz holds the Guinness World Record of creating the largest hot dog bun at 104 ft
  • (best part) – visit their store for some exceptionally good deals – fresh product at more than 50% discount (items perfectly good but have packaging, marking errors)

They offer regular tours as well, which can be scheduled at their website.