The United Family Acquires Rights To Lubbock Favorite August’s Pies
On Tuesday, May 19th, The United Family announced that the rights to the name and recipes of the iconic Lubbock brand, August's Pies, had been acquired by the grocery store chain, saving a long time West Texas brand from going extinct.
The press release as follows:
United Supermarkets has acquired the rights to the name and recipes of August Pies, an iconic West Texas brand. The company began making fried pies in 1937, but stopped production earlier this year.
“When we learned August Pies had ceased operations, we moved quickly to ensure the legendary brand would continue to be available for our guests,” said Sidney Hopper, president of The United Family. “We feel the brand and quality of August Pies aligns well with our mission to offer great local products.”
As a staple of Lubbock shoppers for more than 80 years, August Pies were originally produced by August Moeller and were known for their delicate, flaky crust.
Fruit fillings for the pies included apple, pineapple, cherry, apricot and peach, in addition to creamy lemon, chocolate and coconut.
“We will have some exciting announcements in the fall when production resumes, said Robert Taylor, CEO of United Supermarkets. “We are delighted to continue this longtime Lubbock legacy. It’s part of our West Texas story, too.”