193 YEARS OF BAKING…
Walker & Son was founded in Leicester in 1824 by Mark Walker, who, along with his son, opened a butchers shop on Leicester High Street.
In the early days their sausages were a hit, but then they built a bakery and the famous Walkers pork pie was born!
A TASTE OF SOMETHING DIFFERENT…..?
During the meat rationing in World War II, Walker & Son diversified the business and, using the surplus fat of meat products and locally grown potatoes, began producing potato crisps – becoming the original creators of the famous snack brand.
This side of the business was eventually taken over by PepsiCo, leaving Walker & Son to focus on what they do best – quality meat products.