In 1917, Jesse Otis Dalton and his wife, Millie, were grocers in Mansfield, with many of their goods made by Miss Millie in her kitchen. Her pies and cakes were legendary. Then a local man of German descent, known only as Mr. Speight, suggested that Miss Millie make mayonnaise to sell to customers. She not only began making and selling mayonnaise but also her homemade pickles and relish. Thus, Best Maid Products were born. More products were added and in 1927 the Daltons opened a plant in Mansfield, expanding with another plant in Fort Worth in 1947. Best Maid Products, founded in Mansfield, is one of the largest producer of pickles and condiments in the United States.