|The Merage Family|
|Current region||United States|
|Place of origin||Iran|
|Estate(s)||Orange County, California|
The Merage family // is a wealthy Iranian Jewish family residing in Orange County, California. In 2004 the Merage Jewish Community Center opened in Irvine California; the center was named after the Merage Family and serves the needs of Orange County.
David and Paul 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. 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.
- Jewish Journal: "Photo Essay: L.A.’s Iranian Jews repaying Alliance’s generosity" by Karmel Melamed November 2, 2008
- "Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, California". Retrieved 30 April 2013.
- "Meet Our Leaders". Shaping the Future of Global Leaders. University of California, Irvine. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
- "Special Lecture by David Merage, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Chef America". MIT. 30 April 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
- "Nestle to Move HOT POCKETS® and LEAN POCKETS® Business to Ohio". Solon, Ohio, US: PR Newswire. February 6, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2013.