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Posted by msbs48 at 8:15 am (PDT) on Thu October 27, 2016   
i remember the Dugan's man... He came 2x a week to our apartment in Howard Beach Queens with a giant basket full of stuff and a larger inventory in the truck.  Same guy for many, many years. He was very nice and often gave my sister and I a bag of chips for free (i think). he allowed my mom to buy on credit and he had a book where he kept all the records.   the thing i most looked forward too was occassionally he had a chocolate blackout cake
Posted by dep dog at 7:17 pm (PDT) on Tue August 30, 2016   
In the mid 50's, our Dugan's driver lived in town (Paramus) and owned a chicken farm - he would let me ride with him (with my Dad's ok) in that crazy truck (with the creases in the engine hood) during his deliverys in Reid Way development in west side route 17 in Paramus, and on Sunday he would pick me up and go to his (gigantic) chicken coop (barn) on the east side of rte 17.
Posted by LoyalTubist at 8:31 pm (PDT) on Sat July 30, 2016   
In Southern California we had the Helms man. His mobile bakery was a pale light yellow panel truck loaded with bread, pies, doughnuts, pastries, and more. His signal was a slow alto pitched "TOOT TOOT."  Helms Bakeries, based in Culver City, got its start during the preparation of the Los Angeles Olympics in 1932. The company provided bread for every US Olympic team between the first L.A. games and the Mexico City Olympics in 1968. They also provided bread for the first Apollo landing on the moon in July 1969, but the company filed for bankruptcy before the astronauts returned to earth.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 1:13 pm (PDT) on Fri April 22, 2016   
That's a nice memory JD.
Posted by JD at 2:19 pm (PDT) on Thu April 21, 2016   
I delivered milk in the mid 60's to early 70's for Dairylea and ran into the Dugan bakery guys all the time. My mother had them deliver to our house too. One day I was transferring my load (moving full cases forward after removing and stacking the empty cases to the side of the truck) while parked under a shade tree. The Dugan's driver stopped under that shade tree and we both had lunch together. He shared a box of donuts and I shared a chocolate milk with him. Great memories of years gone by. 
Posted by chrisbroz at 12:59 pm (PDT) on Fri October 16, 2015   
There was a Dugan's outlet store on RT 46 in Lodi, NJ....every Saturday evening on our way home to Wayne - (before I-80 was constructed) - from dad's store in Fort Lee, we'd stop and get bread, coffee cake and crumbcakes (for Sunday mornings after Mass).  We had a chest freezer and every Saturday night it was our job to get a frozen crumbcake out of that freezere in the garage and bring it upstairs so that it would be ready to eat in the morning...great memories...THANX!!!
Posted by Alan R.T. at 2:41 pm (PST) on Sun January 25, 2015   
As a child I lived on the outskirts of Ossining, NY on Route 9 by the one time Croton River Bridge. The Dugan's Truck would visit our home leaving bread and pastry items.

We moved from Ossining in 1955 and with that came an end to Dugan deliveries to our home.
Posted by Henry Evan McElfresh at 12:40 pm (PDT) on Sat May 31, 2014   
when u heard the brakes squeakin' u knew the do-nuts were getting close....YUM!!
Posted by John Jensen at 11:07 am (PST) on Fri February 7, 2014   
My dad was a driver for Dugans bakery.  He started his day at the Atalantic Avenue facility in Queens.  the specific cakes I remember were the crumb cake, the coffee cake ring, and oh those amazing cupcakes!  As i recall there were 6 in a box.  two covered with chocolate icing, two with vanilla, and two with strawberry icing!  Yummy!!!!!
Posted by SeltzerGal at 2:41 pm (PST) on Mon November 25, 2013   
I remember the Dugan's truck coming down the street.  I specifically recall (with great pleasure) their crumb cake.  Those were the days!  This was in East Rutherford, N.J., about 15 min. outside NYC. 
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 6:36 am (PST) on Mon November 25, 2013   
When I spent my summer vacations at my grandparents home in Far Rockaway Queens,NYC back in the late 1950's and early 1960's(Before I went to those horrible summer camps)..The delivery man from Dugan's would drop off his delivers of Dugan's breads,cakes,pies and donuts.
Posted by barbara bruetsch-cockrell at 11:28 am (PDT) on Thu June 28, 2012   
Wow, Dugan's! One of the good memories of my childhood. Even though there was little money in our house, my Mother must have been taken by the friendly delivery man and his gentle sales' style. Those delicious whole wheat, blueberry muffins were such a big treat for us kids. This was Suffolk County, Long Island 1960.
Posted by Rivvy at 5:02 am (PST) on Sun February 26, 2012   
The Breadman delivering to my grandma's house in Independence, MO, always such fun deciding what to get, now I have to order online, wait for UPS!
Posted by mikewriter (resigned) at 9:51 pm (PST) on Tue January 4, 2011   
As a kid, in the 1940s, I spent all of my summers and holidays with my family in Long Beach, L.I., where we all enjoyed Dugan's delivered baked goods. I especially liked their pies; Dutch Apple seemed to be a family favorite. I was sad when Dugan's went out of business, but happy to recognize their distinctive truck at this website. In those simpler days, services to the home were very welcome and now represent fond memories. (Remember Good Humor bells on those pedal- driven cooler boxes?)
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 10:09 pm (PST) on Sun December 19, 2010   
Ah yes, Dugan's. They delivered in Newburgh NY back in the late 1940's, and their door-to-door baked goods delivery competition there was Cushman's and Krug's.
Posted by Duff at 3:13 am (PDT) on Wed October 14, 2009   
Dugan's delivered to my Long Island neighborhood. I think we got doughnuts and muffins from them.

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