VICORP's Bakers Square and Village Inn Brands: Top Winners at American Pie Council 2004 Championships.
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DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2004
VICORP, the parent company of Bakers Square restaurants, Village Inn restaurants and J. Horner's, walked off with the lions' share of the honors at the American Pie Council The American Pie Council (APC) is an organization committed to preserving America's pie heritage and promotes America's love affair with the food. The Council offers both personal and commercial memberships that allow participants to have discussions and swap recipes with fellow 2004 National Pie Championships in Celebration, Florida Celebration, Florida is a census-designated place and an unincorporated master-planned community in Osceola County in the U.S. state of Florida, near Walt Disney World Resort. It was developed by The Walt Disney Company. this April. With 31 winners, VICORP dominated the commercial category of the festival. Specifically, Bakers Square and Village Inn won 18 of the 31 awards, proving once again why pie-lovers prefer their pies over the competition.
Bakers Square and Village Inn guests can enjoy the award-winning pies for themselves. Everyday winners such as Banana Cream, French Apple, French Silk, Lemon Supreme, and Caramel Pecan pecan: see hickory.
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At the event, VICORP got the audience involved with its "Iron Baker" contest -- inviting competing amateurs and selected participants at random to pair up and create a pie in 20 minutes from an array of traditional and non-traditional pie ingredients.
VICORP sponsored the "Big Pie" stage event, a benefit for the Kids' Cafe. The VICORP team created a 3-foot wide pie consisting of:
-- A dark cracker crumb crust
-- Chocolate ganache ga·nache
A rich icing made of chocolate and cream heated and stirred together, used also as a filling, as for cakes or pastry.
-- A layer of supreme filling
-- Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
Pie fans purchased slices for $1 to support the Kids' Cafe. Programs include after-school cooking, nutrition and grocery shopping classes for middle-school students.
VICORP Restaurants, Inc., operates family-dining restaurants under two proven and well-recognized brands, Village Inn and Bakers Square. VICORP, founded in 1958, has 373 restaurants in 25 states, consisting of 269 company-operated restaurants and 104 franchised restaurants. Village Inn is known for serving fresh breakfast items throughout the day, and successfully leverages its strong breakfast heritage to offer traditional American fare for lunch and dinner. Bakers Square offers delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner complemented by its signature pies, including dozens of varieties of multi-layer specialty pies made from premium ingredients. Company headquarters are located at 400 West 48th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80216.
VICORP: Bakers Square and Village Inn Winning Pies
Chocolate Caramel Peanut Crunch
Brownie Bottom Banana Cream
Butter Pecan French Silk
Caramel Pecan Silk Supreme
Dark Chocolate Orange
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Heath Bar The Heath Bar is an American candy bar made of English-style toffee. A thin hard slab with a milk chocolate coating, the toffee originally contained sugar, butter, and almonds, and was a small squarish bar weighing 1 ounce.
Availability of pies varies by season and restaurant.
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