A Proud Tradition of Baking

In 1988, Randy Clegg and Wayne Curtis rented a storefront from Fritz Haertel, the legendary “Rye King” of Salt Lake City. Fritz ran Salt Lake’s successful Beehive Bakery, and even as his age required him to downsize his operation, he gave rise to a new one—Apple Spice Junction.

Apple Spice Junction began as a box lunch delivery and catering company. During those early days, Fritz would hang around the ovens and mixing bowls, offering gentle suggestions on the art of baking bread and imparting other culinary wisdom that his 88 years afforded him. In addition to baking tips, Fritz taught us the value of hard work, honesty, and giving back to the community that supported us.

First Apple Spice Junction Location