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Food delivery service debuting in Alexandria

Deanna Scherber of Hoffman is bringing Food Dudes to Alexandria. The food delivery service pairs with local restaurants to offer delivery to residences and businesses. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)

Food delivery options in Alexandria are about to get a whole lot wider.

Beginning June 5, Food Dudes delivery will be available in the area. Food Dudes works by partnering with local restaurants to have delivery drivers pick up and deliver the restaurant's menu items.

Restaurants that will take part include Mi Mexico, Bugaboo Bay, Raaper's Eatery and Ale, D Michael B's, Tennessee Roadhouse, Depot Express, La Ferme, DJ's Tap House and Grill, China Buffet, Redbird's Sports Grill, The Garden Bar on 6th, and Subway (catering only).

The delivery service is being brought to Alexandria by Deanna Scherber, who lives in Hoffman and used to be a delivery driver for Food Dudes in St. Cloud.

"When I moved, I asked the owners of Food Dudes if I could start up the business in Alexandria and they took a look at the population and the restaurants and determined that it would be a good fit for them and for Alexandria," Scherber said.

Scherber's goal was to partner with six restaurants. She has exceeded that goal and has 12 restaurants on board now. She says the response has been better than anticipated.

"Every business that I went to, they're like, 'There's been a lot of talk about you in town and we're super excited that you're here,'" Scherber said. "I started to panic, honestly. I hadn't even started advertising and the word got around."

Food Dudes will deliver to businesses or private residences within a 12-mile radius of each restaurant. The company also offers advance ordering for large events.

To order, visit the Food Dudes website at www.fooddudesdelivery.com/alexandria, download the app (available for Android users only) or call 1-800-599-5770. Each restaurant's menu is listed online.

Delivery hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. The minimum order amount is $15 and delivery fees range from $4.99 to $8.99.

For more information, visit www.fooddudesdelivery.com.

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.

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