Our business was founded in 1949 by Leonard (Spike) and Dorothy Kraus (my grandparents). Kenneth and Suzanne Kraus (my parents) purchased the store from them and doubled the size of the store by purchasing and remodeling an attached building. We purchased an existing grocery store in Andale in 1985 giving us our second location. I am now also an owner making us a third generation business. Three of my children are also currently employed here.
Our signature department in our stores is the meat department. Jason Cotter began as a clerk with us 10 years ago and now is our meat department manager. All our meat is cut fresh daily and we make the best homemade german sausage in the world! We make 8 different varieties of sausage, each one unique and each one delicious.
We also have a hot deli in each store where we serve hand-breaded chicken daily and a variety of smoked meats on Fridays. We offer services including an ATM machine, carpet cleaner rental, money orders, a lottery terminal, and video rental.
We take pride in our customer service where our employees (many who have been with us for 10+ years) greet our customers by name. We also proudly help sponsor many local events from ice cream socials and chili suppers at the school, to ball club turkey shoots.
Kraus Foods - Andale and Colwich