March 17, 2011

Burny Bros. Bakery, Sheridan, 1960

Thanks to Amanda M. for sending this one in!


Does anyone know the exact address? I caught a reference that it was located near the Mode Theater.

29 comments:

adgorn said...

I checked numerous Trib issues around this time and found many ads for Burny, however no stores listed on Sheridan. Most sites were 2200 west and beyond. Burny was also located in some Jewels. They had their bakery factory at 4600 W. Chicago. FYI Burny folded into Entenmanns in 1979/80.

But then I found http://burnybros.blogspot.com/, where they have a 1950 anniversary program that also includes "Schlosser" Bakery. They show 3948 N. Sheridan, so that must be it. (Can't be sure it's a Burny or Schlosser site.) Now the location of Caminos De Michuacan restaurant.
Alan

Joanne said...

Thanks for your sleuthing, Alan. That would put it by the Mode, which was at 3912 Sheridan. (The reference I caught was on Cinema Treasures, where people remembered the bakery being near the theatre.)

fishing adventures said...

i went to lakeview hs we transferred buses at irving & sheridan. this was everyday for four years. i certainly remember burny bros but i don't remember the bakery there. when i enlarged the picture, i saw my best friend priscilla right there in the middle with the short hair. what a shock marilynne marcos jawitz

Anonymous said...

My dad worked for Burney brothers Bakery (main bakery)around the late 1960's. We knew the owner Jule Burney and I had a wild crush on one of his sons. Never knew what happened to that family.

Anonymous said...

Some info from 2007 article to Anonymous who wondered what happen to that family..........

Jule F. Burny, age 89, passed away on Sept.9, 2007 in Palm Beach, FL. Mr. Burny had been a long time resident of Palm Beach.

Originally from Chicago, IL, he had served as the CEO of Burny Brothers Bakery, the largest variety bakery in the United States.

Burny Brothers was founded by Mr. Burny's father and his father's two brothers in 1910, soon after they had immigrated to the United States from France.

The business grew rapidly under Jule's leadership and Burny Brothers became a household name.

Upon his retirement as CEO, Mr. Burny moved to Palm Beach, FL. Mr. Burny is survived by his wife, Joan of Palm Beach, FL; children, Alice and her husband Jim Saltzman of Burr Ridge, IL; George and his wife Joan of Barrington, IL; Tom and his wife Laurie of Elmhurst, IL; Steven and Joan of Boynton Beach, FL; Julie and her husband Bill Carragher of Lighthouse Point, FL; twelve grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.


Unknown said...

My father also worked there in the 1960's he was a journeymen he went by the name of Ted Rupert he was the grandfather of triplets 2 girls 1 boy. I use to love the crullers hot out of the oven. Anyone remember Desoto the night supervisor.
Have a happy Thanksgiving.

tracer said...

Thank you all for eliciting these wonderful memories of my most favorite bakery goodies and growing up in Chicago.

Unknown said...

I worked at Burny Bros. at the headquarters on Chicago Ave. from 1965 to 1967. I knew Jule and his brother Robert. I worked in the office part but frequently spent time out in the bakery. I was responsible for the annual handling of the massive orders for their fruit cakes as one of my duties. The CFO took me under his wing (Mr. Franks) and gave me many opportunities there until I went into the service. Fond memories of the people there.

Vicki Behrens said...

My cousin married Linda Burney but not sure who her parents were. She passed many years ago but left her husband and several children. I think maybe 4. She was a very beautiful and lovely lady that everyone in the family loved!!!! And her family had delicious baked goods!!!!!!

Unknown said...

I loved their graham cracker cake and the chocolate whipped cream with chocolate sprinkles. I had the recipe for the graham cracker cake but misplaced it years ago. I wish I had it though.

Unknown said...

I am Elizabeth Burny and reading about my family is so awesome ! Thanks everyone for posting! I really wish this business was still around. I hope one day I have the tools to make something like that happen! My father was Christopher who passed away in 2006. It would be pretty awesome to be part of something this amazing. Thanks again everyone!

Unknown said...

I remember as a kid my mom and i would walk to the shopping area near the intersection of belmont and central in chicago. Schlosser's bakery was in the 5500 block of west belmont. the bakery was in the middle of the block so i believe the address was maybe 5524 to maybe 5538??? They sold Burny Bros. bakery at that location if i remember correctly. I remember also the factory at 4600 W.Chicago Av. I lived near Laramie and George St and would travel past the factory on our way to my italian relatives who lived in the area of Chicago and Hamlin

L. Flanagan said...

My husband's mother sent him to Burny Brothers on Sheridan for rolls and a coffee cake. I was there to try to figure out which sweet roll I wanted. There was a bench against the wall, where we sat for two hours talking. We had met briefly before when he tried to recruit me to help on Adlai Stevenson's campaign for Senator. This conversation at Burny Brothers led to us dating and eventually marrying. Now after 45 years of married life, I still wish there was a Burny Brothers around.

Unknown said...

Wasn’t there a Burny Brothers Bakery store on Wilson, at maybe Malden or Magnolia?

Unknown said...

I have all the formulas.
George Burny

Joe Kolinger said...

My grandpa, Camille Burny, Sr. was one of the three founders. He, his father and two brothers (George and Jules) were all coal miners, until 1910 when they started the company. Few of their friends thought it would work. The boss at the coal mine in Roanoake Township, IL gave them the parting farewell, "you'll be back here shoveling coal". He was terribly wrong. Baking was back-breaking work. 17 hour days. But having persevered mightily they grew the business. Sold after 50 years in business. Really grateful for his friendship and example.

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Unknown said...

This is addressed to Elizabeth Burny. I dated Kay Comyn, one of the Burny daughters, also knew Grace and had the pleasure of a ride on Camille's boat. Would love to exchange memories. Please write.

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Unknown said...

My father and mother both worked for Burny Bros and met while working there. My pop was liason between Jewel and Burny Bros in 1970 and both my parents retired from Jewel after 3 decades. But Burny Bros will always be the beginning of their story. Even though I never got to be there I will always hold it special.

geblueyes said...

I worked at the location on North Avenue in 1961 and 1962. I worked out front and waited on customers and dated Frank who worked in the back

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Anonymous said...

I remember the fancy decorated cookies. In a white bakery box. I would bring them to kindergarten when it was my turn for a snack. 1956-57

Unknown said...

My dad drove a delivery truck for Burny Brothers in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He had to retire on disability in 1971 or 1972.

Anonymous said...

My Dad told us when he was young Burny Bros. kept horses in my Grandfathers barn/garage. They lived on the 2700 block on West Congress St in Chicago. The drivers often gave my Dad and my Uncles pastry. I remember my Mom taking me and my sisters to the bakery on Chicago Ave. Boy i miss those days. Thank you for the memories.

Unknown said...

She was my sister! Miss her ,called her linny. Her lasagna was killer. Thankyou

Unknown said...

Hey George! Haven't talked to in 40 years , still a araugent butt head, still owe me for that 25 call pistol. When somebody was after you?

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