Union Leader - Chicken-Pie-Ologist
The Mrs. Budd's Story
As a retail shop, Budd Poultry introduced "in the window" take-home barbecued chicken to Manchester, New Hampshire. At day's end the unsold barbecued chicken meat was made into chicken pies using the recipe from Irving Budd's mother. Mrs. Budd's chicken pie evolved as a refinement of this early product.
Ultimately, in 1955, the demand had outgrown the original building and Irving Budd opened a custom designed facility for the production of Mrs. Budd's Pies. The company was incorporated as Budd Foods, Incorporated. Since then, Budd Foods has grown to serve a large number of the New England chains as well as chains throughout the east coast.
The Mrs. Budd's product line represents an excellent value to a broad base of American families. It is the supermarket's fresh meat department answer to frozen convenience foods and fast food outlets. It fits the current lifestyle perfectly since most working men and women have little time to prepare a roast or other "from scratch" meal.
Mrs. Budd's Pies are fully baked - they are strictly heat and serve - and are complete convenient meals. Our dough is made of pastry flour and we pride ourselves in loading in a generous supply of tender chicken and vegetables all in a rich supreme sauce.
Since the early days, we have added a fine line of fresh lasagnas, some frozen items for the "let's have a few for later" folks, and most recently a new line of gourmet French style pies called Bistro Cuisine. Still, the favorite and most traditional of our line-up is the 36 oz. Mrs. Budd's deep dish, rectangular chicken pie. Try one tonight for dinner! You'll love it!