December 3, 2000
I am writing in defense of the Marie Callender's pumpkin pie ("Turkey and Bluffing," So SoCal, by Leslee Komaiko, Nov. 5). I have worked for Marie Callender's for 19 years, and the only pie I eat from there is the pumpkin pie. When I was pregnant with my son, I was confined to my home. Whenever anyone would ask if they could bring me anything, I would say, "pumpkin pie." I tasted pumpkin pies from many bakeries and stores, but the only one I could eat was the one from Marie Callender's.
August 20, 2000
Thomas F. Van Gilder has been appointed vice president of operations support for Marie Callender's Pie Shops Inc. in Orange. Van Gilder joined the company in 1989 as general manager for the Marina del Rey restaurant. Since then he has been area supervisor, director of advertising, new store opening supervisor, director of operations planning and research, and director of the real estate department. * James D.
July 12, 2000
Christopher Yeh has been appointed general manager for the new Marie Callender's restaurant in Irvine. He had been general manager for the Anaheim location for three years. * Jeffrey M. Davis has been named privacy officer for LifeMasters Supported SelfCare in Newport Beach. He had been chief medical officer. * Jim Hope has joined California Scents, an Irvine manufacturer of air freshener products, as national sales manager, grocery.
June 20, 2000
* Allen Batty has been named vice president of franchise operations for Marie Callender's Pie Shops Inc. in Orange. He had been director. Since joining the company in 1964, Batty has also been baker, assistant manager, general manager, franchise owner, company supervisor, director of training and area supervisor. * Former New Mexico Gov. Toney Anaya has joined BigFNI.com in Laguna Niguel as an executive advisor.
November 16, 1999 |
Marie Callender Pie Shops Inc., a chain that began churning out pies as a family business 51 years ago, was sold Monday by its current parent to a New York-based investment firm for $150 million. The new owner, Castle Harlan Partners III, wants to increase the Orange-based chain's presence outside California, where 72% of its 166 restaurants are located. Marie Callender's management team will remain intact, and six of its top executives will become investment partners.
August 3, 1999 |
A family feud is threatening to take a slice out of Orange-based Marie Callender Pie Shops Inc. Katy Callender has sued the pie maker and the Delaware company that distributes its products to supermarkets, contending they are using her photograph without permission. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Orange County Superior Court, alleges that the companies began putting Katy Callender's image on packaging for frozen pies and pie shells about March 1997.