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A young Teresa Marzetti and her husband Joseph arrived in the United States in 1896 and opened a small, Italian restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. Teresa and Joseph worked for Joseph’s father, John Marzetti, a prominent Italian real-estate developer, retail merchant and confectioner.

After the death of John in 1899 and Joseph in 1911, Teresa was left to run the restaurant on her own. She grew Marzetti’s to become a local favorite, especially among The Ohio State University students, and soon, earned a four-star distinction and the reputation of being one of the finest dining experiences in the Midwest.

In 1969, the Marzetti family decided to sell the business to Lancaster Colony Corporation. After Teresa Marzetti’s death in 1972, the restaurant closed forever, but her passion for quality still lives in T. Marzetti’s many salad dressings and other specialty food products.

Today, T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation, is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Our retail brands include Marzetti®, New York Bakery™, Sister Schubert’s®, Reames®, Romanoff®Caviar, Amish Kitchens®, Cardini’s®, Chatham Village®, and Inn Maid®. Additionally, T. Marzetti manufactures and sells other shelf-stable products pursuant to brand license agreements including Arby’s®, Bibibop®, Buffalo Wild Wings®, Chick-fil-A®, and Olive Garden®. Our foodservice business supplies many of the top restaurant chains in the United States.

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