‘Dude, Where’s My Ketchup?’ No More

Maple Grove’s Food Dudes deliver convenience and local eats.

Last spring, Food Dudes drivers made their debut on the streets of Maple Grove. The St. Cloud-based company is rapidly building relationships with businesses and busy folks in our community. Local managing partner Jordan Kirschner first encountered the service while working as a restaurant manager at Extreme Pita in St. Cloud. When presented with an opportunity to bring the food delivery alternative to our area, Kirschner says, “I could not pass it up.” Food Dudes’ initial offerings include deliveries from a diverse spread of local favorite eateries such as The Lookout, Patrick’s, TGI Fridays and El Rodeo. Kirschner says that 99 percent of orders are delivered in 45 minutes or less, even during peak hours. Orders can be made by phone or fax, or through the user-friendly website, and arrive in insulated bags that maintain food’s ideal temperature. With a delivery fee of $4.99 per order ( in addition to the cost of the food), it’s a boon to anyone who prizes quality, variety and convenience at meal time.