For almost 100 years, the smell of freshly baking bread has been tempting the taste buds and tickling the noses of visitors to Fort Worth. Get a detailed view-and all the sniffs of baking bread you stand-with a free tour of the Mrs. Baird’s Bread Factory. During the tour, you will see simple ingredients transformed into dough that is mixed, molded and baked, producing a line of golden brown loaves parading along the conveyor belt. Technology allows the automated process to produce three million loaves each week, but there are no short cuts in the baking process. Each loaf takes an average of six hours from ingredients to packaging. The reward at the end of the 45 minute tour is a still hot from the oven slice of fresh bread, and a package of donuts to enjoy on the way home.
A few tips for planning your trip to Mrs. Baird’s Bread Factory:
- Children must be at least six years old to participate in a tour.
- Legs must be completely covered by clothing, and shoes must include a full toe and heel. No flip-flops, sandals, or open backed shoes. No jewelry is allowed inside the factory.
- Contact the bakery at (817) 615-3050 to arrange a tour at least two weeks in advance.
- During warm weather, plan to schedule your tour during the morning hours.
- Tours are available Tuesday-Thursday.
Historic Mrs. Baird's Bread Ad on display at Lili's Bistro on Magnolia