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Our Story

Inspired by quality ingredients & excellent service, Edgar’s Bakery has been a staple of Alabamians’ celebrations since 1998. What started as a small neighborhood bakery, founded by Terry & Dottie Smith in Birmingham has expanded throughout the Cotton State.

Terry has said, “If you are asking if I had some great vision of this huge bakery…I would have to say no. All that I knew was that God was calling me to move into my own business and I obeyed. I didn’t have big plans but, obviously, God did.”

Terry, with the encouragement and support of his wife, Dottie, followed his heart and was met by a series of blessings confirming his decision to open his own bakery. Together they established what is now repeatedly noted as Alabama’s best bakery in publications such as Taste of the South Magazine, Alabama Magazine & Birmingham Magazine.

From a single location, Edgar’s reputation for delicious sweet treats, superior service & quality ingredients has quickly spread throughout the state. In April 2013, Edgar’s Bakery opened in Tuscaloosa, their first location outside of the Birmingham area & 2016 marked the year that the bakery expanded north to Huntsville, Alabama. Our guest book boasts customers from Atlanta, Nashville, Miami, New York, Charleston, and all over the country.

With eleven locations and frequent customer requests for more, we view our growth as validation of our foundational commitment to high-quality and genuine service. Dottie stated that “We will never expand for expansion's sake, but we will always keep an open ear to meeting our customer’s needs.”