McArthur’s Bakery shifts to online ordering and delivery, will close Kirkwood and Chesterfield locations


Big changes are coming to McArthur’s Bakery. Owner Scott Rinaberger said the longtime area bakery will close its Kirkwood and Chesterfield Valley locations on Jan. 31 in preparation for its upcoming online ordering system and delivery service.


McArthur’s Bakery, which started in 1956, will keep its south St. Louis County location at 2055 Lemay Ferry Road, which currently uses DoorDash as its primary delivery service. Soon, Rinaberger said McArthur’s will transition to a completely in-house delivery team that will cover a 30-mile radius and include areas like St. Charles and Edwardsville.


“Both leases were at a point where we had to decide whether we were committing more years there,” Rinaberger said. “For us at this point, it seemed better to put our energy into the online ordering and delivery, as well as focusing on returning to being the boutique bakery that McArthur’s was known for for so many years.”


Going forward, Rinaberger said the bakery will continue focusing on party cakes and custom cakes, as well as its cafe and catering menus. Several hundred pre-designed cakes will be available for order on the new online system, and Rinaberger said his goal is to have thousands of options up by this spring.


Adam Rothbarth is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.