Our Story

A History of Quality Baking

Purchased in March of 1987 by Rob and Elaine DeBlois, our bakery was at the time known as Bun King, part of a national franchise of bakeries. In 1992 Bun King emerged from the franchise world as Buns & Things, the independent business that you know and love today!

Over the years,

the bakery began to grow, becoming the first bakery on PEI to offer fresh bagels, adding a deli and sandwich counter which we are so well known for today, and consistently supporting local restaurants, hotels, and golf courses, among others. All while remaining true to our roots as one of the few remaining scratch-made, baked fresh daily bakeries around.

Well known for our "earworm" of a jingle on the radio that will get stuck in your head, as well as weekly ads featuring a heavy dose of alliteration to really get your attention, Rob always put a large emphasis on supporting local businesses in all our marketing, an important topic that remains part of our core to this day.

On January 1, 2016, Rob and Elaine sold the business to their son, Bill DeBlois, who remains the owner and operator. Over the years, it has grown to now include a separate cake shop, Cakes by Buns and Things, and employs up to 35 people, from part-time students to full-time retail, bakers, decorating staff, and even two delivery drivers.


Take a quick look at the history of Buns & Things

~ March 1987

Bun King purchased by Rob & Elaine DeBlois
Rob DeBlois standing proud outside of the Bun King bakery

~ 1992

Rebranded as Buns & Things Bakery, fully independent and no longer part of franchise
Rob and Elaine DeBlois outside the newly renamed Buns & Things

~ 1994

New product development including fresh bagels
The staff of Buns & Things having fun while showing off the new bagels

~ Spring 1998

Introduction of the sandwich counter
Some team members posing for the opening of the deli counter

~ 2001

Addition of hot meals at lunch, and prepared take home dinners
Tasty meals for on the go!

~ June 2009

Introduction of the Buns & Things jingle
♫ Buns and things, quality baking! You're gonna love, our buns and things! ♫

~ January 2016

Bill DeBlois buys Buns and Things from his parents
The DeBlois family hanging out with some buns and things

~ September 2020

Cakes by Buns & Things officially opens its doors at 30 Brackley Point Road
These treats are so tasty that they need their own store!

Come Visit Us

25 Brackley Point Rd, Charlottetown, PE C1A 6Y1
Open Monday to Saturday 7Am - 7PM