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now also have a hot deli bar with many various foods.”
The hot food deli bar includes fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, grilled chicken, baked and fried fish on Fridays and chicken tenders. They sometimes also have Asian food, lasagna and barbecued ribs.
“We are working on having a daily special on hot food, and we offer a vegetable each day with the hot food dinners,” Cveykus said.
Stratford Family Foods held four outdoor cookouts in the parking lot this summer. Rundle grilled ribs during the first three cookouts and a combination of ribs and chicken during the final cookout of the summer.
“It provided Stratford-area residents a nice opportunity for them to not have to cook for themselves on these certain days,” Rundle said. “The cookouts will definitely be back again next summer.”
The co-owners of Stratford Family Foods plan to keep making improvements to their grocery store to continue to better serve their customers in the future.
Customers will often see the Cveykus and Rundle children working for their fathers in the family grocery store. They are Todd, Elise and Emma Cveykus and Gordon Rundle III.
The new grocery store co-owners retained Davel’s employees Gloria Weiland, Mona Redmann, Marilyn Leonhardt, Sandy Hill and Soloma Mast when they purchased it in spring.
PLENTY OF PUMPKINS FOR SALE- Andrew Cveykus, co-owner of Stratford Family Foods, is selling some of the 5,000 pumpkins he grew in his rural Stratford garden this summer to customers at the downtown grocery store.
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