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Marie Callender's restaurants serve American comfort food that can be recreated in a home kitchen with ordinary ingredients, standard cookware and basic cooking skills. Marie Callender's pies have been available in restaurants since the 1940s. The company began when Marie Callender made her first sale of a home-baked pie to a restaurant in Orange County, California. In 1948, Marie and her husband opened a wholesale bakery that baked more than 200 pies a day. In 1964, Marie's son opened the first Marie Callender's Pies restaurant and coffee shop. In 2006, the company merged with Perkins to create a chain of more than 75 restaurants in North America.