Our History

Our history

Rubin and Julia Hanan in front of Penny Profit Meat Market where all the magic began

Our founder, Rubin Hanan lived out the true American Dream. He emigrated to the United States from the isle of Rhodes in the early 1920’s. He came through Ellis Island and wasted no time setting up his life in the states. He moved to Montgomery, AL where he had a family contact and soon met and married his wife and partner in business, Julia.  

Together, they continued Rubin’s family craft by opening a meat market called Penny Profit near downtown Montgomery. Julia was called “Mis’ Rubin” as was custom at the time and she created many spice blends that gave them an advantage over the larger stores in the area.
Penny Profit became a famous stop in the region because of the popularity of the “Mis’ Rubin’s Seasonings”. Black, White, Creole, & Fish Magic seasonings have been on the market since 1935 and have been enjoyed by generations of loyal customers ever since.

Rubin and Julia Hanan in front of Penny Profit Meat Market where all the magic began

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