Mrs. Smith’s Pies (a.k.a. Mrs. Smith’s Bakeries) is one of the largest frozen pie brands in the United States. The company was founded by Amanda Smith, a homemaker from Pottstown, PA, and her son Robert. Robert started selling slices of Amanda’s own deep-dish, fruit-filled pies at the local YMCA lunch counter. The demand for Amanda’s delicious pies led to the formation of the company. There were four Mrs. Smith’s Pies bakeries serving the Northeast United States by 1930, including one in Logan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two decades later, the company began producing its trademark frozen pies.
In 1976, the Kellogg Company purchased Mrs. Smith's Pies. Kellogg's sold its bakery division to The J.M. Smucker Co. in 1994, and in 1996, sold it to Flowers Foods. In 2003, the brand was purchased by the Schwan Food Company. The Mrs. Smith’s Pies plant in Pottstown, Pennsylvania served as a landmark and significant employer for the better part of the twentieth century. Today, the plant is used to manufacture Mrs. Smith’s pie tins. However the main pie plant was razed to make way for a residential development. Following the closure of the Pottstown pie facility in 1998, production of Mrs. Smith's pies was relocated to Stillwell, Oklahoma.