Six decades ago, Maid-Rite Specialty Foods was founded in Scranton, a town best known for its coal. The company operated out of a modest 3,000 square-foot facility that consisted of a small freezer, cooler, and processing area. Maid-Rite’s founder, Don Bernstein, with a staff of two not only headed up the operation, but he also sold products and delivered them in the firm’s only refrigerated truck.
Driven by the dedication of one man, the company that was literally built on top of 7 coal mining tunnels, would become a diamond that shines brightly in the foodservice industry today.
On this, the Diamond Anniversary Celebration of Made-Rite Specialty Foods, we recognize Don in a special way for his leadership, vision, and commitment to the generations of employees and millions of customers who are the true reasons for Maid-Rite’s success.