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Searching for the secret family recipe.

Last week a few of us headed down to Knoxville, Tennessee to present some work and give some of the new folks on the team a chance to learn everything there is to know about Bush’s Best® Beans. The trip included a visit to the corporate offices, the factory and the Bush’s Café & Museum.

We had a blast. A great recap for the veterans on the team, and educational for the rookies, we covered a range of subjects including their current manufacturing techniques, their incredibly high standards for quality and the rich history that has served as the foundation for it all. One observation we made was that most everyone within the company was on a first-name basis. While Bush’s has grown significantly since 1906, they all still treat one another like family.

It’s an honor to work for a brand that takes pride in both their people and their products. If you get a chance, stop by the Bush’s Café & Museum for yourself. It’s open to the public and the homemade pinto bean pie is outstanding. If you’re lucky, you might even have a chance to talk to Duke. Good luck with that. We’re all dog lovers and we couldn’t get a single word out of him.

(The Bush’s crew with a nice collection of classic packaging, above.)



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Proud to be working with the best


We are happy to announce that Bush Brothers & Company has selected Marlin as their new foodservice agency. Bush Brothers produces a portfolio of more than forty products, including Bush’s Best Baked Beans, the #1 brand in foodservice and retail.

Marlin peeps took our first trip down to Knoxville recently to meet everyone, tour the mind-boggling Chestnut Hill plant (tucked into the beautiful Smoky Mountains) and even see the recently renovated, turn-of-the-century home of A.J. Bush himself. What an incredible introduction to the company and people behind the brand we were already familiar with as consumers.

Bonus pic of Tom outside the plant, after the jump. Not pictured: Tom’s nonmatching pair of shoes. True story!

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