Bakery was founded in 1947 shortly after World War II by Jim
and Geraldine Dickerson and was named in honor of the soldiers
of the "Blackhawk Battalion" of WWII who fought and
served alongside Jim Dickerson. The bakery was established
in Paducah, Kentucky, and was a true family business, employing
many of Jim and Geraldine’s family members. Originally,
the bakery offered a wide variety of breads, pastries, doughnuts,
cakes, cookies, and many other assorted sweets. The recipes
created by Jim and Geraldine became very popular in the surrounding
communities. Jim passed away in 1977 and Geraldine continued
to work at the bakery until 1984 when she retired at age 77.
Demand for one particular secret recipe which Jim and Geraldine
created, the Blackhawk Bakery Famous Dinner Flake Roll, has
made the Blackhawk name known throughout the south and southeast.
Blackhawk dinner rolls are now distributed in 14 different
states and demand continues to grow the geographic distribution
footprint. The bakery has remained a family business for
over 54 years and is in its third generation of family ownership.
Today, Blackhawk Bakery is committed to producing the highest
quality dinner rolls that add the most value to our clients.
Blackhawk works with the nation’s leading foodservice
companies in distributing the rolls among groceries, restaurants,
schools, hospitals, country clubs, churches and other food
There is much history and family behind the baking of this
unique dinner roll. The original dinner flake roll recipe
is as delicious today as it was when Jim and Geraldine started
the family bakery over a half century ago. The family invites
you to try Uncle Jim and Aunt Gerry’s recipe and discover
the taste that has made the Blackhawk Bakery dinner roll "America’s
Favorite Dinner Roll".