Lukas Bakery's doors opened in November of 1947 by Raymond Lukas and his soon-to-be bride, Lucille Kurio. Born in Arkansas, Raymond Lukas wanted to serve his country during World War II by joining the army. Unfortunately due to his asthma he became ill prior to shipping out and was hospitalized. He was told that he could not fight and was offered an honorable discharge. Mr. Lukas had experience in baking from working at his uncle's bakery, Kohler Bakery, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Still wanting to serve his country they decided to send him to Bastrop, Texas to bake for the German prisoners. Meanwhile, Lucille Kurio attended a wedding, and upon eating a piece of wedding cake inquired as to who had made the wonderful confection. They told her a man at Camp Swift had made it for his friend and co-worker. She said, "I'd like to marry him." Comically, he was standing right behind her. They started dating and four months later they became engaged. Making their way in a post-war era proved difficult. Raymond went back to Arkansas, but missed his love. He came back and they decided to try their own business so the obtained their own equipment and started Lukas Bakery.
The property was original a rental, but was purchased after the bakery became successful. In the beginning there were only two employees. In 1978, Raymond passed away and his son-in-law, Larry Faldyn, and his wife, Carol Lukas Faldyn have been operating the bakery ever since. The bakery currently has six employees, and continues to bake everything from scratch just like Raymond taught them.