The Story of Marie Callender

In the Beginning

The story begins in the early 1940s in Orange County, California when Marie Callender started her lucrative home-based bakery. Marie, a wife, mother and accomplished baker, would bake pies at home and her son would deliver them to area restauarants on his bicycle. The demand for Marie’s delicious pies increased and in 1948 the family sold their car and turned their at-home bakery into a bona fide business.

In 1964, Marie’s son Don opened their first pie and coffee shop and named it after his mom. 

Marie Callender's Legacy

It wasn’t long before more pie shops opened and they expanded into a full-service restaurant business. Over the years, their family business evolved into a nationwide chain and into a brand of quality meals and baking products found in grocery stores across the country. 

Marie always had a hand in creating the comforting, homemade recipes her name was associated with. That same quality and care goes in to all of our Marie Callender Corn Bread mixes.



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