Food Network to feature Sister Schubert's rolls

LUVERNE, AL (WSFA) - Alabama's own Sister Schubert's Homemade Rolls will be featured on the "Feel-Good Foods" episode of "Unwrapped," a popular Food Network Show hosted by Marc Summers.

Sister Schubert's Homemade Rolls was founded in Troy, Ala., by Patricia "Sister Schubert" Barnes in 1991. The company's headquarters are in Luverne, Ala.; Saraland, Ala.; and Horse Cave, Ky.

The episode will air March 22 at 8pm CST, and will show how the company brings the homemade taste of yeast rolls to families across the country.

During filming at the company's main bakery in Luverne, Ala. last fall, Founder Patricia "Sister Schubert" Barnes told "Unwrapped" the story of how Sister Schubert's was founded based on her grandmother's heirloom recipe for Parker House Style yeast rolls.

"We showed them how we maintain the pure and simple homemade taste of Sister Schubert's rolls while baking more than two million rolls a day," Mrs. Barnes said. "Just as my grandmother did, we insist on using quality ingredients like fresh milk, eggs and butter. And, as you'll see on the show, we still place every single roll in the pan by hand."

Karen Bailey, senior brand manager for Sister Schubert's Homemade Rolls, said demand for the homemade taste and convenience of Sister Schubert's rolls, which go from freezer to table in minutes, continues to grow. "Sister Schubert's Parker House Style Yeast Rolls continue to be the country's best-selling frozen dinner rolls, according to data from Information Research Incorporated," she said. The company recently introduced Sister Schubert's Parker House Style Mini Pans, packaged in two, 8-count pans, in addition to the existing 16-count pan.

Sister Schubert's rolls and other frozen bread products are available nationally as well as in numerous regional grocery chains and independent grocers.