A Proud Traditionof BakingApple Spice opened their first box lunch delivery and catering company in 1988. Founders Randy Clegg and Wayne Curtis rented a storefront from 88 year old Fritz Haertel. Known as the legendary “Rye King” of Salt Lake City, Fritz’s age had required him to downsize his bakery. During those early days, Fritz would hang around the ovens and mixing bowls, offering suggestions on the art of baking bread and imparting other culinary wisdom. In addition to baking tips, Fritz taught the value of hard work, honesty, and giving back to your community.