Hubig's Pies to make comeback!

Beloved piemaker plans new Jefferson Parish facility

Thomas Perumean
July 18, 2019 - 9:40 am

A New Orleans favorite, once found at any local store, will be back on shelves as soon as next year.  

Hubig's Pies, longtime maker of fried fruit pies has announced it will open a new $1.37-million piemaking facility in Jefferson Parish.  The project initially will create 14 full-time direct jobs, with an average annual salary of more than $40,600, plus benefits. 

Located in the Faubourg Marigny district of New Orleans for 90 years, Hubig’s Pies' factory succumbed to a devastating fire in 2012.  Hubig’s LLC secured a small business loan guaranty from the Louisiana Economic Development Corporation board that will assist the company in securing financing from Hancock Whitney Bank.

With the launch of the new manufacturing facility, Hubig’s plans to bring back the traditional recipes that have been popular for generations. The company also will offer e-commerce options for remote ordering and delivery of Hubig’s hand pies.

Hubig’s targets a production launch in 2020 with the return of classic favors, such as apple, cherry, lemon, peach, chocolate and seasonal pies. The traditional turnover-style hand pies will be distributed in the same historical markets as before, ranging from the Louisiana-Texas border to the Mobile, Alabama, area.

“No one embraces traditions and good food like the people of Louisiana,” Governor John Bel Edwards said. “Hubig's pies are as unique to Louisiana as Mardi Gras, and we welcome the return of this iconic local brand with open arms and empty stomachs. We’re happy to help support Hubig’s Pies as it revives a great culinary tradition and creates new career opportunities in Louisiana's rich culinary heritage.”

“We’re looking forward to our relaunch and being able to announce a more detailed timeline soon,” Hubig's owner Andrew Ramsey said. “We’ve been a New Orleans company since the 1920s. We buy local, hire local, and our main market is Louisiana. We are eager to get Hubig's Pies back into the hands of our loyal customers. We appreciate their patience and support.”
 

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