Otis Sistrunk and Orville Redenbacher

December 6, 2016

Have you ever wondered how we at Otis Spunkmeyer got our name? It’s origins are both surprising and silly. We are actually named after famous footballer Otis Sistrunk of the Oakland Raiders and popcorn company, Orville Redenbacher.

We know what you’re wondering; how does Otis Sistrunk and Orville Redenbacher turn into Otis Spunkmeyer? The answer is through the imagination of a little girl. The mastermind behind our name was none other than the 12 year old daughter of Otis Spunkmeyer founder, Ken Rawlings. This spritely young girl combined the names Otis Sistrunk with Orville Redenbacher to craft our beloved brand name we know and love today.

Otis Spunkmeyer has been alive and thriving for almost 40 years. Find us in the snack aisle!

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