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Marie Callender's

Postby nichols » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:14 am

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Don Callender, who turned his mom's pie shop into the Marie Callender's chain, dies at 81
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By Claire Noland
January 11, 2009
Don Callender, an entrepreneur who sold the pies that his mother baked, helping make Marie Callender's a household name, died Wednesday at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach. He was 81 and lived in Corona del Mar and Indian Wells.

Callender died from injuries he suffered in a fall in 2007, his wife, Katy, said Saturday.

Marie and her husband, Cal, sold the family car for $700 in 1948 to set up a wholesale bakery in a converted Quonset hut in Long Beach, and Marie worked there at all hours producing pies that Cal and Don sold to restaurants.

"There were only three of us, and there were no machines," Marie said in an interview for a 1986 Los Angeles Times story. "We had three rolling pins and this old oven, and we used to work all night."

They made money, but not a lot, and 16 years later when they were baking several thousand fruit and cream pies a day, Don Callender persuaded his parents to open their own restaurant.

The first Marie Callender's Pie Shop, serving pie and coffee, opened in Orange in 1964, with an oven in the window so customers could see their pastries being made...

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/ ... 1457.story

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Postby nichols » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:16 am

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...The legacy of Marie Callender began in the early 1940s in Orange County, California, when Marie, an accomplished baker, first launched her legendary pie business, delivering freshly baked pies to area restaurants. By 1948 with the help of her husband Cal and son Don, they turned this home-based bakery into a bona fide business...
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http://www.mcpies.com/about_us/our_history.php

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Postby nichols » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:50 pm

Has anyone been to the quonset hut or store #1?


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