Who is Savory Simon?
Simon Hubig was a real man, born in 1860 of German immigrant parents. As the story goes, his father died young and he and his brothers helped their mother start and grow a baking business. He was industrious and successful, and in his 30s he opened the Simon Hubig Baking Company in Cincinnati, OH. He patented machinery and was said to have had the greatest output of all bakeries in the United States. Then, in 1918, he established the Simon Hubig Company in Ft. Worth, Texas.
The Simon Hubig Company expanded into several cities including New Orleans, where a bakery opened in 1921 at 2417 Dauphine St. The New Orleans bakery was the only one of the Hubig locations to survive the Depression and World Wars.
In the 1950s Otto Ramsey worked for and was able to buy into the New Orleans location. Otto's son Toby Ramsey joined the company in the 1960s, and Toby’s son Drew Ramsey joined in the 90s.
Today Drew Ramsey is the 3rd generation of the Ramsey family to own and operate Hubig’s.