For over 70 years, Lawry's has brought a distinctive flavor to tables across America. From their humble origins in a Los Angeles potato chip shop to the grandeur of The Prime Rib Beverly Hills restaurant, Lawrence Frank and his brother-in-law Walter Van de Kamp combined solid business acumen with a passion for good cooking.
In the early 1900's, Lawrence Frank and Theodore Van de Kamp turned a tiny Los Angeles potato chip shop into a multi-million dollar bakery empire. In the early 1920's, Lawrence and Walter Van de Kamp went into the restaurant business together and opened a succession of acclaimed restaurants including The Great Scot and the Tam O'Shanter.
In 1938, the brothers founded Lawry's The Prime Rib restaurant in Beverly Hills. A destination restaurant for celebrities, powerbrokers and socialites, The Prime Rib was also the birthplace of Lawry's Seasoned Salt. Lawrence originally created this unique blend of salt and spices for use exclusively in the restaurant, but soon introduced to the marketplace in response to overwhelming demand.
A staple in both restaurants and gourmet kitchens, Lawry's Seasoned Salt revolutionized the art of flavoring and became the forerunner of an expanding line of quality products. Innovators in the industry, Lawry's introduced dehydrated sauce mixes, seasonings, marinades, and spice blends to the market. Anticipating and responding to changes in American culinary and lifestyle habits, Lawry’s recipe for success saved time and added amazing homemade flavor to meals across America. Lawry’s entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to quality and distinguished reputation for excellence makes it an integral part of a new millennium of flavor.