FOOD: The Stouffer Boys

In 1924 old A. B. Stouffer (rhymes with "gopher") sold his Cleveland creamery to enjoy the ease he had looked for all his life. The ease came hard. Affable, garrulous, he missed talking to people. There was nothing to do. Back to work went Father Stouffer, opened a tiny, stand-up dairy counter (milk & buttermilk) in Cleveland's old Arcade Building. Fearful that her husband's customers weren't getting enough to eat, Mother Stouffer sent over one of the Dutch apple pies her friends had praised. It was a sensation.

Sensation or no, Stouffer Sons...

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