It is typically made using a baguette which is partially sliced downwards, allowing the condiments to soak into the loaf while keeping it in one piece. The bread is then stuffed through the cuts with oil and minced garlic before baking. Alternatively, butter and garlic powder are used, or the bread is cut lengthwise into separate slices which are individually garnished.
Garlic bread has appeared on U.S. restaurant menus since at least 1947. The best-selling garlic breads in the United States today are Texas Toasts, such as those made by New York Frozen Foods.