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Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes we do! In any amount, gift certificates are perfect for clients, new moms, housewarming gifts and much more.

Do I have to order a minimum number of meals?

No, order as much or as little as you like. The Dinner Dude is flexible and convenient to meet your needs.

Do I have to sign a long-term contract?

No, we invite you to order meals based on your schedule. There are no contracts or long-term commitments.

How long will my meals last?

Our meals are prepared fresh and without preservatives. Always note the "enjoy or freeze by" date located on your meal's label. This date is five days from the date it was prepared. Many of our meals freeze well, however freezing raw vegetables or seafood is not recommended.

When will I receive my meals?

Please see our delivery schedule.

Can I visit the store to choose my meals?

Absolutely. We welcome our customers to our store Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

Can I store my meals in the freezer?

Some items can be safely frozen. However, for the best quality, we recommend enjoying your meals fresh.

Does your company need to have meals catered or delivered?

From long business days to company events, The Dinner Dude's meal options are a healthy way to bring gourmet-quality food to your employees. Plus, your team can eat when and where it's convenient for them. It's a great perk to offer your employees. Please see the Corporate Wellness page for complete details or contact us by phone.

What is the best way to heat my meals?

Vent lid and heat in 30-second intervals until hot. Beware of overheating.

What is the hCG diet and how does it work?

HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin and is a natural substance produced in large amounts in the human body during pregnancy. During the HCG diet, dieters are instructed to take the prescribed HCG in combination with a precise very low calorie diet (VLCD). Once the HCG is active in a dieter's body, its release of long-stored fat provides the body with the calories it needs to burn to get through a day. The Dinner Dude offers meals specifically tailored to the HCG diet in addition to its regular, healthy meals.

Do you offer gluten-free meals?

Yes, since our meals are carefully prepared from scratch, we are able to avoid adding foods with gluten and offer numerous meals that are gluten-free. For instance, instead of using common bouillon, we use our own homemade chicken stock in our recipes. However, The Dinner Dude is not a gluten-free facility so there is the chance for cross-contamination. This is important for people with celiac disease or severe sensitivity to gluten.

Do you have a question that's not answered here?

Use the contact form on our site, or give us a call during regular business hours.