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The company was formed from the merger of Burton's Gold Medal Biscuits and Horizon Biscuit Co in October 2000. They have factories in Blackpool, Llantarnam in Cwmbran, South Wales, Edinburgh, Scotland, Moreton, Merseyside and Victoria Street, St Albans.
Acquired Lyons Biscuits Ltd from a U.S. investment firm.
2006 Sold the confectionery business (liquorice allsorts and dolly mixtures) to Tangerine Confectionery
On 18 March 2007, Burton's Foods was acquired by Duke Street Capital.
In September 2009 Burton's came under the new ownership of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Apollo Global Management with a minority stake held by Duke Street.
2011 Burton’s Foods was rebranded as the Burton’s Biscuit Company, reflecting the company’s strategy as a focused leader in the biscuit market.