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Monroe’s Donuts and Bakery was founded in 1995 by Monroe Jackson as a home-based business. Monroe Jackson learned the baking craft in Chicago, Illinois at Hoeffken Bakery on the west side of the city when he was a teenager. Raymond Hoeffken owned the bakery, and he promoted Monroe, a hard, dedicated worker, from porter to baker even though all 12 white bakers unanimously opposed his promotion.
When Mr. Hoeffken died, Monroe vowed he would never bake again, but baking was his destiny. Monroe has over 20 years of baking experience. A new generation of bakers are learning the German baking secret Raymond Hoeffken taught Monroe Jackson in the late 1970s.
“Mr. Hoeffken always tasted the cakes, rolls, pies, and pastries before they left the store,” Monroe said. “Cake with too much salt was discarded,” he added.
Stop by one of the stores when you are in the area. If you are a sweet lover, odds are, you will become a regular customer of Monroe’s Donuts and Bakery.
The company has five locations in Metro Jackson, Mississippi. Three of them offer DRIVE THRU services. The sites are listed below:
- 6310 Medgar Evers Blvd (Hwy 49 S.) DRIVE THRU, Jackson, 39213 601.981.3208 [6 am to 6 pm]
- 255 E McDowell Rd, DRIVE THRU Jackson, 39204, 601.373.1185 [6 am to 6 pm]
717 Rice Rd, Ridgeland, 601.856.2353 [6 am to 6 pm]
- 125 S. Congress St., Jackson, 39201 (Pearl St. old Scurlock site) [6 am to 12 noon]
- 3820 Northbrook Dr. DRIVE THRU, Jackson, MS 39206 [6 am to 6 pm]