FamousFoods.com, Inc. was born in the late 90's 'Internet bubble', when eCommerce was in its infancy. However, its roots go back 4 generations. Luzo Foodservice Corporation was a family run, full line regional foodservice distributor that was started by the Ribeiro family back in 1935. FamousFoods.com got its start as a side venture by some of the team members at Luzo Foodservice when celebrity chef, Emeril Lagasse, who has always had ties to the region, came to town for a book signing and wanted a local company to distribute his line of spice blends. He joined with Luzo Foodservice, who agreed to carry the spices and send a team to distribute them at the signing. Emeril was a bigger hit than anyone realized and the spices were gone before the event ended.
Following the lead of some other early internet pioneers, the Luzo team thought that these spices might be an ideal item to sell online and acquired the rights to create a website and ship them to Emeril fans & consumers nationwide. The spices were a huge hit but what really surprised the Luzo team were the number of customers who would see that the spices were shipping out of the South Coast of Massachusetts and reach out to inquire if the Luzo team would be willing to also ship them some of their other local food favorites. Things like; Coffee Syrup, Hoo Mee Chow Mein, Gaspar's Sausage, Drakes Cake's and Amaral's Bakery Sweetbread to name a few. It was not too long before FamousFoods.com was created to support this growing number of transplanted New England food fans. We have been fortunate to maintain this loyal following for the last 20+ years.