Jenny Lee Bakery

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Jenny Lee Bakery
Fate Closed
Successor 5 Generation Bakers
Defunct 2008
Number of locations
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Market Square, Pittsburgh

Jenny Lee Bakery was a prominent bakery in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.[1][2]

The bakery was founded in 1938 by cousins Paul Baker and Bernard McDonald. The name came from the song "Sweet Jenny Lee from Sunny Tennessee", which was playing on the radio while the pair was traveling to a business meeting.[3] It closed in 2008.

In 2009, several members of the family restarted the company under the name 5 Generation Bakers.[4][5] The new version sells baked goods to local retailers such as the supermarket Giant Eagle.[6]

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  1. ^ Lindeman, Teresa F.; Elwin Green (August 15, 2008). "Jenny Lee Bakery turning off the ovens". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. 
  2. ^ Lindeman, Teresa F. (August 14, 2008). "Historic Jenny Lee Bakery to close Saturday". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. 
  3. ^ Agreen, Bernadette Sulzer (2009). McKees Rocks and Stowe Township. Arcadia Publishing. p. 114. 
  4. ^ Batz, Bob (February 11, 2010). "Jenny Lee Bakery is back!". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. 
  5. ^ The History of Baker Family Baking, 5 Generation Bakers website
  6. ^ "Jenny Lee bread is baking, to be in stores soon". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. February 10, 2010.