Pillsbury Made That Dough Rise Since 1872

American Food History

Established in 1812

Charles Alfred Pillsbury founded C.A. Pillsbury and Company along with his uncle, John S. Pillsbury, in Minneapolis in 1872. Pillsbury was the second company in the United States to use steel rollers for grain processing, and because the finished product needed to be transported, the Pillsbury’s were actually a primary funder of railroad development in Minnesota. The Doughboy didn’t come around until 1965.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *