Below are 8 companies you probably interact with or at least come across on the regular. But what is their origin story? We’ve uncovered a bit of intel on when, where, and sometimes why these companies ended up with headquarters in Massachusetts!
Born in New Jersey in 1869, and now headquartered in Concord, MA, the birthplace of the Concord grape!
Chances are if you ordered takeout from any restaurant, you’ve used the Toast app, which started in Central Square and now has an HQ in Boston.
3. Stacy’s Pita Chips
The classic chips sold nationwide in a black bag originated in Randolph, MA where they are still headquartered.
4. New Balance
Boston-born global brand, New Balance is now the enormous eye-catching ship shaped HQ you likely notice on the Mass Pike or Commuter Rail.
5. Dunkin Donuts
Born in Quincy in 1950, the Dunkin headquarters or now located in Canton, MA.
6. Ken’s Dressings
Ken’s pretty much owns Route 9 in the Framingham area! The family business started as a steakhouse in Framingham, which you can still dine at, and now has a huge warehouse and factory in Marlborough, MA.
The Pennsylvania-born running brand is now headquartered near its outlet store in Waltham, MA.
Founded in Denmark, and then transported to Connecticut, Lego announced last year it will move its HQ to Boston!