It was the year 1959, when overseas travel was still a rarity, when the founder of Andersen visited Europe in pursuit of the newest baking industry. Since this visit, we at Andersen have always aim to explore the world's bakery market; sending many staff members out for overseas training and visits, always actively learning and implementing authentic bread and their diets.
From 1981, "Andersen Bread" and "Andersen Bakery" shops have opened in the USA, focused on the San Francisco Bay area, using the products, services and management know-how accumulated in Japan.
The year 2008 saw our long-awaited shop opening in Denmark, the country our business is based on. We are pleasing our custmers with providing a "homecoming of authentic Danish pastries", and grounding our activities in Denmark enables us to never forget our roots and further develop our techniques and our grasp of the baking culture.
"The first overseas Little Mermaid shop opened in the Asia region of Hong Kong in 2003. Two local subsidiaries, MERMAID BAKERY PARTNERS HONG KONG Ltd. and TAKAKI BAKERRY HONG KONG Ltd. are expanding franchise business in the Asian market.