We are the longest family-owned bakery in Racine (known as the Kringle Capital of America). Lauritz Bendtsen, founder of Bendtsen's Bakery, learned his trade in Odense, Denmark, in the early 1920s with a dream to open his own bakery. That dream came true in 1934 after settling in Racine, Wisconsin, known as a Danish community. Lauritz Bendtsen handed down his skill and craftsmanship to his son, Bendt Sr., and grandson, Bendt II. Bendt II is still using the original recipes from the Old World Denmark. Bendtsen's Bakery brings Denmark's pride to you!