When Perkins & Marie Callender's, LLC was formed in May of 2006, it combined two of the most highly recognized and well established brands in the full -service dining arena, creating an undisputed presence in the national restaurant scene.
And, while the Perkins® Restaurant & Bakery concept and the Marie Callender® Pie Shop concept fall under the same corporate umbrella, both brands remain individual, carrying with them their own rich histories, unique competitive points of difference and distinct geographical strongholds.
Founded in 1958, Perkins is the leading operator and franchisor of nearly 500 restaurants located primarily in the Midwest, Pennsylvania and Florida. With a presence in 34 states and five Canadian provinces, Perkins has built a loyal customer base by offering a wide menu selection of high quality, moderately priced breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert items. The Company also has a bakery goods manufacturing division, Foxtail Foods, which manufactures pies, pancake mix, cookie dough, and muffin batters for Perkins in-store bakeries and third party customers.
The legacy of Marie Callender's began in the early 1940's when Marie, an accomplished baker first launched her legendary pie business. In 1948, her home-based bakery became a bona fide business and today Marie Callender's dominates California and the southwest. With 92 company and 42 franchised full-service restaurants, Marie Callenders serves up a wide variety of classic American foods updated with todays flavors. And, it is famous for its fresh-baked pies and has a national presence through its licensed supermarket frozen entree lines.
Further information about the Perkins & Marie Callender concepts is available at their individual websites, www.perkinsrestaurants.com or www.mcpies.com.