Merage family

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The Merage family /məˈrɑː/ is a wealthy Iranian Jewish family residing in Orange County, California.[1] In 2004 the Merage Jewish Community Center[2] opened in Irvine California; the center was named after the Merage Family and serves the needs of Orange County.

David and Paul[3] Merage co-founded Chef America Inc. where they created the popular microwavable snack, Hot Pockets, in the early 1980s. The brothers later sold the Chef America Inc. company to Nestlé for $2.6 billion.[4] Hot Pockets were manufactured in Englewood, Colorado, Chef America's former headquarters, until moving its business to the rest of Nestlé's frozen business in Solon, Ohio.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jewishjournal.com/iranianamericanjews/item/photo_essay_iranian_jews_repaying_alliances/
  2. ^ "Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, California". Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Meet Our Leaders". Shaping the Future of Global Leaders. University of California, Irvine. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Special Lecture by David Merage, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Chef America". MIT. 30 April 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Nestle to Move HOT POCKETS® and LEAN POCKETS® Business to Ohio". Solon, Ohio, US: PR Newswire. February 6, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2013.