Lowell Hawthorne

Join the Golden Krust Crew

The Golden Krust® brand came into existence in 1989 on Gun Hill Road in the Bronx. Founded by Lowell F. Hawthorne and the Hawthorne family 31 years ago, Golden Krust has grown into an operation spanning over 20,000 retail locations and 120 franchise and corporate-owned restaurants with the goal of bringing the taste of the Caribbean to adoring consumers across the United States.

From our Bronx New York-based patty and bakery production plant located at 3958 Park Avenue, the Golden Krust family of companies’ employs nearly 300 teammates, all dedicated to manufacturing and distributing the highest-quality Jamaican-style patties, and baked goods. In addition, Golden Krust is the leading Caribbean restaurant franchise in North America, operating from New York to Florida to Texas.

We distribute our product portfolio across multiple channels including national supermarket chains, club and dollar stores, independent retailers, foodservice, convenience store, and institutional customers.

Over 50 million Golden Krust patties are produced and delivered to admiring fans each year.

Golden Krust is committed to providing our teammates with the tools to build a successful career in the consumer packaged goods and foodservice industries. As part of our commitment, Golden Krust offers a competitive benefits program emphasizing employee wellness, resources, value and choice.

Our benefit program forms an important part of the Company’s overall total rewards philosophy. As a Golden Krust employee, benefits offer flexibility, financial protection and a foundation for the future security of our employees, and their loved ones.

Golden Krust offers a comprehensive benefits program, including: medical, dental and vision benefits, group life insurance and long-term disability benefits, 401(k) plan and company match, wellness initiatives, eligible full-time employees are not only able to participate in the paid holiday schedule below, but also provided paid sick and vacation time (rollover vacation allowed): New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day Memorial Day, Independence Day Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day Day, after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Our USDA certified manufacturing facility has an established H&S team to ensure a safe work environment.

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery, Inc. and Golden Krust Franchising, Inc. are equal opportunity employers (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The Company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Retail Division