Owner: Claire Keane
Phone: (415) 722-2080
Where to Find Us: Locations
About Clairesquares: Although Clairesquares officially opened for business in 2006, Claire has been making her delectable treats since she was a child growing up in County Cork, Ireland. By the age of 12, she was baking from her mother’s recipe books and experimenting with fudge, butterscotch, toffee and caramel. She found that the best result was a mouthwatering combination of shortbread, caramel and chocolate.
A young entrepreneur, Claire tried her hand at selling the squares at school. It wasn’t long before her classmates were addicted and she was selling out every week. Over the years, Claire continued to bake her famous squares, developing a following among family and friends in Ireland. Years later and miles away in San Francisco, she whipped up a batch of her buttery Irish treats for her friends. They had never tasted anything quite like them. Encouraged by her friends’ enthusiasm—and constant harassment for just one more square—Claire decided to sell them again here in America, and Clairesquares was born!
Though our products may be sinful, Clairesquares is dedicated to being a socially responsible business. We operate out of a certified Green Business commercial kitchen and are licensed as a green business with the City and County of San Francisco. We are committed to an aggressive recycling and composting program, and we recycle 90% of our waste. Our online orders are shipped using recycled and biodegradable styrofoam, which ensures that your product arrives to you in perfect shape with minimal effect on the environment. We are just as committed to our local community as we are to the environment; through our donation program, we have assisted local food banks and charitable nonprofit organizations.