Iconic New Orleans Pie Factory Burns Down In Five-Alarm Fire
Though the Times-Picayune reports that no one was harmed in the fire, the factory’s owners, as well as the local community, were devastated by the loss. Hubig’s has produced hand-sized fried pies for decades, surviving the Depression, World War II, and Hurricane Katrina.
And even with this enormous loss, “We’ll be back,” co-owner Andrew Ramsay told the paper.
At its peak, the factory produced up to 28,000 fried pies a day, and had begun producing Mardi Gras king cake back in 2011. But with the loss of the factory, the city’s residents overwhelmed the owners of Hubig’s with their support, including well-wishing tweets from Cochon Butcher and Treme star Wendell Pierce, among others.
It doesn’t hurt that they’re also stockpiling what pies are left: by 7:30 AM, Judy Walker of the Times-Picayune tweeted a photo of an empty Hubig’s box. “Buy them ASAP,” she warned.