Pillsbury Timeline

Events

Pillsbury originated

1869

Pillsbury firm was recgonized

1872

National Baking Competition

1949 - 1976

Pillsbury bake off was broadcast on CBS

First TV advertisement was produced and aired

1957

Beginning of packaged dough

1957

Drink mix was introduced

1964 - 1968

Funny Face drink mix was banned because it contained cyclamate which was an artificial sweeter that was banned in the US.

Pillsbury Dough-boy makes first appearance

1965

Pillsbury acquired Burger King

1967

Pillsbury set the record for most sales and earnings

1972 - 1986

Steak & Ale aquired

1976

Pillsbury's first full-service restaurant chain

Green Giant is added to Pillsbury's arsenal

1979

Pillsbury's frozen foods and microwave line is introduced

1979

Pillsbury provides about 10% of U.S. flour

1980

Häagen Dazs Ice Cream was acquired

1983

Earning plummeted

1988

Earning plummeted almost 7 million than the year before

Pillsbury became apart of Grand Metropolitan

1989

Introduced over 80 products

1994

Some products being; Totino's Pizza, Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, HäagenDazs Sorbet, and Hungry Jack Microwave Syrups

General Mills buys Pillsbury

2001 - Present