Kuby's At Your Doorstep
How Dallas gourmands get the best German sausages — and more — without leaving home
Kuby’s Sausage House dates back to 1728, when Friedrich Kuby opened a neighborhood meat market in Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 1961, Karl Kuby brought the European deli magic to Dallas.
Last year, Karl Kuby Jr. and Artizone brought it to anyone in Dallas who has access to the Internet.
Artizone offers home delivery of 87 mostly local artisan food businesses, including Kuby’s. And, because Kuby’s is not a company to let its long history get in the way of being current, general manager Dieter Probson offers a virtual tour the video above.
“You order in the morning; we’ll start taking care of it,” Probson explains. “Then Artizone comes and picks it up and delivers to the people in the afternoon. It cannot be fresher. It cannot be better.”
Kuby’s has meat — all made in-house, of course. But you can also order its popular prepared meals: pimento cheese (with or without jalapeño), twice-baked potatoes, smoked chicken quesadillas, Texas casserole, chicken Parmesan and stuffed bell peppers.
The pre-made meals and sides are quite popular with the way families cook these days.
“Shoppers today are more knowledgeable about food, and they’re cooking more,” Kuby says. “The day of the TV dinner is gone. People want something fresh, maybe a pre-made side they can serve with their steak.”
Having Kuby’s available through Artizone for home delivery allows Kuby’s faithful customers to order more frequently and brings in new customers who aren’t up for facing the Snider Plaza traffic to make the deli a regular stop, no matter how tasty.
“Usually the customer base of the artisans we work with is around a mile and a half of their shop,” says Amber Dietrich, vice president of market operations at Artizone. “They have a lot of people who appreciate what they’re doing within that tight radius.
“We give local artisans the ability to really connect their businesses with customers throughout all of Dallas, customers who are looking for handcrafted specialty food.”