Sugar being the first food rationed during WWII, E.W. saw an opportunity and responded with a Sugar-Free French salad dressing marketed to grocers.
The world in 1943: Chicago style deep-dish pizza invented
Keith F. Stewart Sr. joined the company following his service in the War.
The world in 1945: WWII Ends
17 months after returning from the War, his father E.W. passed away following a heart attack. Keith Sr.’s older siblings released him and his voting shares in 1953, initiating a meager buy/sell agreement. With a family of his own to support, he needed to produce income immediately.
The world in 1946: Microwave oven is invented