Dobber's Pasties has been in the family since the late 60's, when the recipe was prepared by Bonnie's dad, Bob Homeier. It originally opened in Escanaba, Michigan in 1975, under the name of "The Red Onion Pasty Shop".
In 1988, Doug and Bonnie Mantela decided to trademark their business, so they had to come up with a new name and logo. Doug's nickname was "Dobber", so the business was trademarked under the name Dobber's Pasties.
1989 saw the opening of the second Dobber's in Iron Mountain, MI. In 1998 Doug and Bonnie's son, Brad Mantela, returned and joined the business, taking the business into a third generation for the family.
In 2004 Dobber's became one of the few USDA pasty production facilities in the Upper Peninsula. This allows Dobber's to send their pasties all over the United States.
2008 saw the addition of a third retail locatin in Menominee, MI. At the foot of the bridge on the Michigan/Wisconsin state line (the Menominee River), Dobber's Pasties is literally the last stop on your way out of the U.P., or the first place to stop on your way back north.