Tuesday, December 2 was proclaimed Kneaders Day by
the Utah County Commission in celebration of the opening
of their first location 20 years ago. Kneaders Bakery and
Café founders, Gary and Colleen Worthington were honored
in Commission Meeting on December 5.
They opened their first store in Orem on December
2, 1997. Since then they have expanded to 59 stores
across eight states with 21 of those stores in Utah, six
in Utah County.
The Worthington’s are life long residents of Utah
County. When asked about their success they praised their
employees and the great business environment of Utah
County, saying “The people we are able to employ work
hard, are well educated, and care about people. Utah
County is the perfect environment for a family business.”
They enjoy working with the people in the county for
example all of the flour for their fresh, scratch-made breads
and bakery items is purchased from Lehi Roller Mill. They
also sponsor and support many community charities
such as the 5K race in conjunction with the American Fork
Hospital, Senior and Veterans Day at the Utah County Fair
as well as donating all their day-old products to charity.
Over the past twenty years they have donated over 1 million
loaves of bread to food pantries in the cities they serve.
The proclamation says, “Kneaders has demonstrated
its commitment to hard work contributing thousands of
jobs to Utah’s economy, taking care of others by doing
good, and providing an inviting atmosphere where
friends and families can share delicious food while
creating lasting memories.”