It was Febraury 20,1992 when the ovens fired at Dudley’s Pizza for the first time. Today, 30 years later, they are still burning strong.
Dudley Flodeen had always known he wanted to have his own business and with his past restaurant experience opening up his own pizza place just seemed natural. With his wife Donita by his side they created the well known restaurant in what was once a funeral home.
The business and their three young sons grew, keeping them busy. Once established it gave Dudley time to pursue his other passion, wrestling. Dudley wrestled in high shool and when his boys became high school age he started as Cannon Falls Bombers High School assistant coach then in 1997 he became Head Coach, a position he holds to this day.
We get asked a lot “what are you best known for?” hmm well, if you’ve ever eaten at Dudley’s you’ll know, we are known for good pizza! Quality is the standard at Dudley’s. From the sausage ground locally at Greg’s Meats using our spices to the pizza dough which we make daily with honey from Sweet Harvest Foods here in Cannon Falls.
“My wife and I went on a 4 Midwest state pizza tour and Dudley’s, hands down, is the best!”, “We drove here all the way from Plymouth”, “I came down from St. Paul just to get my Dudley’s fix”, ” We were on our way to Rochester so of course we couldn’t go through Cannon Falls without getting Dudley’s” Those are just a few of the phrases we hear all the time. And you know what? They warm our hearts more than the pizza ovens do!
Thank you for your past and future business from all of us at Dudley’s.