Henri’s Bakery and Deli, “an Atlanta tradition since 1929,” recently filed a construction permit with the city of Peachtree Corners for a 2,045-square-foot outpost at 5005 Peachtree Pkwy, a mere two weeks after opening its fifth location in Brookhaven.
A representative of Henri’s Bakery and Deli did not immediately return a request for comment.
Henri’s Bakery and Deli is the eponymous creation of Henri Fiscus, a French-German immigrant who came to the US in 1921 and worked in kitchens in New York and Rhode Island before getting his big break in Atlanta as the opening pastry chef of the Biltmore Hotel.
A few years later, Fiscus opened his first bakery at the corner of 10th and Peachtree Streets, driven by a “passion for creating gourmet baked goods and for serving others,” according to the company’s website.
The website continues, “Henri became known for his inventive recipes and the attention to detail he paid to his customers’ needs and wants. He built a legacy that followed him over the years as Henri’s moved to Rhodes Center, Peachtree Palisades, the corner of Peachtree and Piedmont Roads, and then to Irby Avenue in 1969.”
Henri’s Bakery and Deli was taken over by its namesake’s grandson, Anthony DiNardo, in 2016.
Since then, DiNardo and other members of the family have grown the company at a steady pace, transitioning its original location to 56 East Andrews Dr in 2017 before opening in Sandy Springs, the Upper Westside, and Marietta Square Market.
In a statement, DiNardo said, “My sisters and I are dedicated to continuing the traditions that have made Henri’s a beloved Atlanta institution for the past 89 years while introducing it to a new generation. While we oversee the future of Henri’s, the past is what we’re most grateful for. It isn’t just our great-grandfather’s longtime recipes that we carry on; it is his generous spirit and his commitment to the community that inspires our vision for Henri’s.”