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There really is a Mrs. T behind all those boxes of delicious pierogies. Her name is Mary Twardzik, and it was her original pierogy recipe that launched this successful business back in 1952. Mary and several friends would gather around her kitchen table and make pierogies to help raise funds for church suppers.
Throughout his childhood, Marys son, Ted, watched and learned from his mother and sampled plenty of the results. It was not until he graduated from college and worked for a year in an accounting firm that he realized this Polish specialty might have wider appeal. He figured if they did so well at church suppers, why not try the supermarket?
Ted Twardzik returned to his hometown of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, and started making pierogies on that same kitchen table. Six weeks into his venture, Mom was fed up with the mess and asked her son to move the operation. He set up headquarters in his dads former tavern and began churning out pierogies by the dozen.
Today, that same tavern space is still a part of the Ateeco (A T [for Twardzik] Company) headquarters. Since then, Ateeco has expanded to many of the surrounding buildings to accommodate production. Today, Teds sons, Ted Jr. and Tom, look over the operation, which proudly employs nearly 200 people in its eastern Pennsylvania plant, making Ateeco its hometowns largest employer. Shenandoah, home to just 6,000 residents, has helped make Ateeco as successful as it is today!
Over 11.4 million mixed varieties of pierogies leave Ateecos kitchens every week. Mrs. Ts has 11 varieties: Potato and Cheddar, Potato and Onion, Potato and American Cheese, Potato, Broccoli and Cheddar, Potato, Cheddar and Jalapeno, Sauerkraut Pierogies, Potato and 4 Cheese Blend, Potato, Stheir Cream and Chives, Potato and Cheddar Mini Pierogies, Potato, Cheddar and Bacon Mini Pierogies, and Potato and 4 Cheese Blend Mini Pierogies.
Mrs. Ts Pierogies are packaged in sizes of 10, 12 and 24 for retail convenience stores and supermarkets, and larger sizes of 48 and 72 for club and food service establishments. Mini Pierogies are available in sizes of 28 and 100. Mrs. Ts has no problem supplying a small family dinner or large U.S. Military commissaries as far as Germany and Japan. Closer to home, Mrs. Ts is distributed coast to coast.