Dudek Foods finds a new owner

By Charles Sercombe

One of Hamtramck’s iconic businesses has shut down.

But its products live on.

Dudek Foods has been swallowed up by Hamtramck’s other iconic business, Kowalski Sausage Co., says Jason Friedmann, the Director of Community & Economic Development.

We placed a call to Kowalski for comment but no one called back. Dudek’s phone number has been canceled, and there is no one at the site.

Friedmann said that to his knowledge, Kowalski will continue the Dudek line of frozen foods and continue to sell the products with the Dudek logo.

Production of the Dudek line has been incorporated into Kowalski’s facilities, Friedmann said. The Dudek building is for sale.

Friedmann said plans are going forward to work out an expansion for Kowalski at its current plant on Holbrook. The company, he said, has abandoned plans to move the plant to another community.

Kowalski is Hamtramck’s oldest private employer.

10 Responses to Dudek Foods finds a new owner

  1. Ron Ferris

    June 7, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Would like to know if they still make Dudeks mustard, and if they do how can I purchase a case of it?

  2. kim grucz

    October 13, 2016 at 4:37 am

    how can i pick up dudek or kowalsky foods. can you tell me when and how and how i can get a menu to see what is available

  3. Anna Marie McKellar

    October 24, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I purchased a pkg. of Cheddar/Potato Pierogies recently. My son lives in a nursing home (age 46). He’s been asking for pierogies for a while. Today is his birthday and I tried to prepare them for his lunch. They fell apart and became MUSH. Terribly disappointed! Anna McKellar

  4. Dr. Stan Selengowski

    January 4, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    where can I purchase dudek cheese pierogi? shelby Twp. area

  5. reese

    March 27, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    dudek foods, all hand made and delicious.

  6. Cathy (DUDEK) Reber

    April 11, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Hi,I’m trying to find info n the Dudek store I believe my realities use to run,do you know of any of them ,if so please give my email to them thank you

  7. Alan Karwowski

    April 18, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    You can pick up Dudek pierogies frozen at Meijer… we buy them at the Lapeer location not the same as when Mark’s family was making them but still pretty good.

  8. Jo Ellen Radze

    February 5, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Are they still making Dudek pickles. If so where can I buy them. I can’t find them any where. Mabie their sales person can get Joyview polish meat market on Joy rd in Reford township to carry them.

  9. Annette Correa

    March 21, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Where can I buy Dudek frozen potato pancakes in the Warren area? Can’t find them anywhere anymore

  10. D. Jakubiak

    April 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Does kawalski make the Dudek style of duck blood soup? If so where can I buy some?

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