Stouffer's is a brand of frozen prepared foods available in the United States and Canada. Stouffer's is known for such popular fare as meatloaf, salisbury steak, lasagna, macaroni and cheese, and ravioli. It also produces a line of reduced-fat products under the banner Lean Cuisine.
Recent attempts to modernize the brand with selections such as "Grilled Dinners", "Paninis" and "Corner Bistro" have met with limited success, leading some to question the brand's ability to meet increasingly more sophisticated consumer tastes. However, "Lasagna Italiano" has been well received, suggesting Stouffer's is best suited producing the types of recipes for which they are best known.
Stouffer's was founded by Mahala and Abraham Stouffer along with their son Vernon in the 1920s. They had a farm 28 miles south of Cleveland in the township of Richfield, Ohio. Today, Stouffer's is headquartered in Solon, Ohio (outside of Cleveland), and was purchased by Nestlé in 1973.