Our mouthwatering tale begins in the 1950's in Hilo, Hawaii. There Robert R. Taira, the Hawaiian-born son of Japanese immigrants opened his first bakeshop, Robert's Bakery, after graduating top of his baking class. The first round, soft loaves of Original Recipe King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread were made here. The loaves rarely ever made it home before being devoured, and a local traditional island favorite was born. (Or should we say baked?)
After nearly a decade of growing popularity, in 1963 the much-loved original shop expanded and moved to King Street in Honolulu, where it was renamed King's Bakery. It didn't take long for the new location to become a beloved institution as locals lined up around the block for Robert's famous breads and cakes which were prepared and served with Aloha Spirit, an expression of caring and sharing that is an essential part of island culture.