The entrepreneur behind a popular salad dressing and a Nebraska dinner-table staple died recently.
Neal Lynch, the son of Dorothy Lynch, died October 30th in Livingston, Montana at 82 years old. Lynch made an entrepreneurial breakthrough when he was 18. His parents were away in Europe, and he decided to bottle and deliver his mother’s salad dressing from his parents’ basement in St. Paul.
He removed the seats from his car to make room for the boxes of dressing, then started hand-delivering them to restaurants and grocery stores all over Nebraska. The product caught on from there.
Dorothy and Arthur Lynch sold the recipe in 1964. Dorothy died in 1975.
Today, Tasty-Toppings Incorporated in Columbus produces the dressing that can be bought online and in grocery stores across the country.