for Food and Beverage
- 134 Elder Street P.O. Box 429
Bogart, GA 30622
- Company Information:
Founded in the picturesque foothills of Northeast Georgia, Benson's, Inc. has been a supplier of quality bakery products since 1918. Our president, Larry Benson, is the grandson of the company's founder and represents the third generation of Bensons to guide the organization. We have made our reputation over the years through quality products that provide great value to the consumer.
Beginning as a bread baker, we added a fruit cake line in the early 1950's and became well known for our quality fruit cakes, distributed throughout the nation from our family bakery in Bogart, GA. It was H.E. Benson, second generation of Benson's, who put the bakery in the fruit cake business. As a member of the Athens, Georgia, Jaycees in 1953, he filled a need for the club to have a product they could sell to raise funds. It worked in Athens and he believed it could work in other communities as well. As the Benson's fruit cake became popular with consumers throughout the United States, opportunities arose to make them available in the retail market. Benson's now produces a wide variety of fruit cake formulas, shapes, and sizes for many of the better retail grocery chains in the country.
While fruit cake was our mainstay for many years, we have recently had great success with other cakes. Angel food cakes, pound cakes, quick breads, crème cakes, and brownies now provide the majority of our production. We provide our customers a thaw and sell program that g