Buddy’s Kitchen is a contract food manufacturer based in Burnsville, Minnesota. The company was established by Nils “Buddy” Eian in 1976, as a food supplier for airlines. Today, the company’s product line has grown and clients include retirement homes, convenience stores, vending operators, retail stores, airlines, restaurant chains, and more.
Buddy’s products include frozen sandwiches, omelets, snack boxes, hamburgers, and more. Most products are custom-designed for the client. Buddy’s also offers private label and co-packing services. The company is committed to sustainable operations and uses a local supply chain as much as possible.
Buddy’s operates a 60,000 square foot plant equipped with spiral, blast, and storage freezers, a test kitchen, dozens of frying stations, nine assembly lines, and more.