A&M Bronx Baking was founded in 1890 by the Amato family in the Baychester neighborhood of the Bronx. The Amatos – originally from Naples, Italy –created a style of baking that formed the basis of what is now known as Bronx Style Italian Bread. Also keeping with the traditions of their culture, they bake 363 days a year, seven days a week and are only closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Having continually served their community for 125 years, they have baked for over 45,000 days! In 1945, The Amato family partnered with the Manna family which formed the “A” and “M” in A&M Bronx Baking. In 1985 as the business was expanding, A&M sought out a corporate partner who could appreciate the nuisance and craft that went into the work performed by both families. Having found that partner, the bakery expanded in 1993 to service areas all around the United States and the Caribbean. A&M remains true to their roots by offering breads baked on a hearth in brick-lined ovens and they continually evolve by offering new product lines made with the same care as the first loaves made in the 1800s. Restaurant chains far and wide trust A&M because of their uncompromising quality, and people far and wide love them because they can get a taste of the Bronx no matter where they are.