1955

The Bolliers immigrate to the U.S. and open André’s in Kansas City, Missouri.

1960

The business moves to a larger, freestanding location, where it still stands today.

1962–1984

The brand expands: André’s stores open in St. Louis, Denver, Houston and the San Francisco Bay Area.

1967

5018 Main gets a makeover.

1971

André’s prepares for a second generation … and stepped-up growth.

1976

Same address, brand new building: A new André’s emerges.

1985

André passes; Kansas City pays its respects.

1989–1993

5018 Main makes more room for production.

2002

A new location…and a third generation.

2005

André’s celebrates 50 years in business.

2007–2017

Further expansion and a tearoom revamp that “changes everything while changing nothing”.

2017

André’s launches fresh branding and lands national accounts.

2021

Elsbeth passes, leaving a legacy of determination and devotion.

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