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Thomas' is a brand of English muffins and bagels in North America. It is owned by Bimbo Bakeries USA, which also owns Entenmann's, Boboli, Stroehmann, and Arnold bread companies. It advertises as having "nooks and crannies" in the muffins. The company also produces toasting/swirl breads, pitas, and wraps.

The company was founded by Samuel Bath Thomas (1855–1919). In 1874, he emigrated from England to New York City and began working in a bakery. By 1880, he had purchased his own bakery at 163 Ninth Avenue, where he featured his namesake muffins. Thomas expanded to 337 West 20th Street where today a plaque designates the building as "The Muffin House."

The company, S.B. Thomas, Inc., was incorporated by his family after his death in 1919.

Trade Secrets Case[edit]

In 2010, the company won a trade secret suit[1] when an executive downloaded the company's recipes and retired to work for Hostess.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bimbo Bakeries, Inc. v. Botticella, 613 F.3d 102 (3d Cir. 2010)
  2. ^ Neuman, William (08/06/2010). "A Man With Muffin Secrets, but No Job With Them". New York Times.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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