The Edwards Baking Company was founded in 1950 by namesake Tom Edwards as a small retail bakeshop in Atlanta, Georgia. The Edwards family delivered a variety of baked goods to local restaurants, schools, and hospitals. Due to the success of the dessert business, Mr. Edwards decided to focus solely on producing pies. During the 1960s, Edwards Baking Company introduced frozen pre-baked pies that were sold to retail stores. In the late 1970s, the Edwards Baking Company introduced a line of individually packaged pie slices enabling consumers to indulge in their favorite pie one slice at a time.