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Leo Stefanos

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Name  Leo Stefanos
Role  Business owner
Died  1977

Leo Stefanos wearing a suit and a pair of glasses

Leo Stefanos was the owner of Dove Candies & Ice Cream in Chicago and the inventor of the DoveBar.

Born in Greece, Stefanos settled on Chicago's South Side to raise a family. According to Dove Chocolate company lore, he was frightened when his young son, Michael, raced recklessly down the street in pursuit of the neighborhood ice cream truck and decided to make his own ice cream bar in hopes of keeping Michael and his brother and sister, Chris and Amy, closer to home. The blocky chocolate-covered bars were sold only in the Chicago area until after Stefano's death, when his son expanded the business and then sold it to Mars, Incorporated.

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Leo Stefanos Wikipedia


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