“I could eat one every day.”
From the time she was a little girl in South Dakota, Marie believed that the simple act of slowing down to share a meal could strengthen bonds between family and friends.
In the 1940s, Marie started selling the pies she made in her home kitchen to local restaurants in Orange, California. Her son, Don, delivered her signature creations on his bicycle.
In 1948, Marie sold the family car, giving her the means to turn her at-home bakery into a bona fide business. She baked more than 100 pies with wholesome ingredients every day.
In 1964, Marie's family opened their first pie and coffee shop. Her loyal customers savored the comforting, homemade touches in each and every serving. Her shop expanded into a chain—
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