Kneaders 11 varieties of bread offered daily are made from a sourdough starter and generally proofed overnight before shaping and scoring.
Customers in all of Kneaders' 21 locations line up to order in front of the pastry case to help generate add-on sales and show off the chain’s many sweet offerings.
Bread is pulled from hearth deck oven beginning around 4:30 so customers can pick up a hot loaf on their way from work.
Founders Gary and Colleen Worthington, center, opened the first Kneaders in Orem, Utah in 1997 after eight years of retirement. Their son, James Worthington, and son-in-law, David Vincent, now help run the 21-unit chain.
The pastry case at Kneaders' newest location at City Center, Salt Lake City.
In addition to sweetbreads for sale, all Kneaders locations include gift items that can be incorporated into baskets made on site at the gift basket counter.
Two-pound loaves of bread are available for sale as well as a line of candies, Abby & Ellie’s Candies, named after the Worthington’s granddaughters.
Several gift baskets are displayed for sale on top of the dessert case.
The exterior of Kneaders newest location at the City Center Mall in Salt Lake City. It is only one of two locations without a drive-thru window.
Kneaders Bakery & Cafe, a 21-unit foodservice chain based in Orem, Utah, opened it's newest location last year in the new City Center Mall in Salt Lake City.
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