HISTORY

Dolores and Ross sell homemade pies at the Gardner Pie Shop Diner & Restaurant on 2nd Street in Barberton.

June 1945

Pie sales increase, making it necessary to expand to the Van Buren facility in  Barberton.

March 1953

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Gardner welcomes the 2nd generation who bring new flavors, influence and expansion.

Dec. 1978

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Cherry Lime Chipotle wins 1st place American Pie Council Award

2007

Expansion warrants second move to Akron OH in our current 66,000 sq. ft. facility.

Feb. 2001

First national distribution of NON-GMO pies.

July 2016

The Gardner Pie Company officially incorporates in 1945.

July 1945

Deliver fresh baked pies to companies like: Goodyear, Firestone and Goodrich, using one of the first food trucks.

60's & 70's

Transition to  Frozen  Pies

Introducing the 1st topped pies; Peach Praline, Pineapple Upside-down, and Apple Walnut.

May 1993

Innovation continues with the development of our sweet and spicy South of the Border line and our handmade Colonial pies.

Jan. 2006

The 3rd generation officially takes the reins and the future looks really tasty.

Jan. 2018

77

2022

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Years of Excellence

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The Beginning

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Celebrating 75    years with  millions of amazing customers!

THE GARDNER TIMELINE

WHICH PIE AM I?

Put me together to find out

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Fun   Fact:

The first jigsaw puzzle was created in 1767 when John Spilsbury, an English cartographer, chopped up a wooden map of Britain and challenged the public to reassemble it. He called it a “dissected puzzle.”