FRONT PORCH PANTRY MEAL PREP & DELIVERY SERVICE INKS LEASE IN HEART OF DFW
Busy consumers in the Dallas area who want healthy meal options without the hassles of dining out, fighting crowds, grocery shopping, or spending too much time in the kitchen cooking and cleaning have a new, cost-effective option with the expansion of online gourmet meal preparation and delivery service, Front Porch Pantry.
Launched in March 2016, by founder and managing partner, Michaelann Dykes, Front Porch Pantry is the leading meal delivery service in Texas offering healthy and delicious meals, delivered to your front porch. The unique online gourmet meal prep and delivery service recently signed a new 3,500-square-foot lease at Midway Mills Crossing Shopping Center in Carrollton. The tenant was represented by Tanja Ivandic at Younger Partners. The landlord, Ali Shayan, was represented by Nathan Denton at Lee.“This location is great because the space had previously served as a gluten-free bakery, so the finish-out for a commercial production kitchen was already in place. The location at Midway Road and Trinity Mills Road in Carrollton is central to the entire Metroplex, as well,” Ms. Ivandic says. “We found her a second-generation space in excellent condition to meet the demands of the rapidly growing business. She also has room to expand in this location as her business grows.”“We looked at many spaces on the market before selecting this particular space. Our needs were for a large production-style commercial kitchen with room for future expansion; this space provides for both,” Ms. Dykes says. “With its central location and easy access to major highways, it is great for our delivery service throughout the DFW area.”
Since its inception, Front Porch Pantry has dramatically grown, Ms. Dykes says. Weekly production has increased from several hundred meals, to thousands. What is most satisfying, she adds, is the fact that the majority of her customers continue to order week after week. “That is a true testament to our quality and taste,” she says.The company is so successful that she’s working on rolling out service across Texas in the near-future with the ultimate goal of creating a national brand with distribution nationwide. Ms. Dyke’s culinary excellence and knowledge of nutritional science, combined with her 20 years of experience in design and manufacturing, provided her with the strong background and experience to launch and grow the firm while answering the age-old question of “what’s for dinner” for her family.
The beauty of the concept is that her customers can enjoy greater diversity eating meals at home, while spending less time and money grocery shopping, less time preparing, and less time eating out. For a service often perceived as a luxury, it is notable that most customers are spending the same or less on their overall food budgets, she says.
One thing customers enjoy the most: no meal prep involved — just heat and eat. Ms. Dykes says her customer-base consists of busy families with limited time, singles that don’t want to go to the trouble of cooking for one, and seniors that need a little extra help navigating the meal process.Ms. Dykes says Front Porch Pantry’s specially trained staff selects the freshest ingredients and takes pride in providing high-quality protein, low-glycemic carbohydrates and heart-healthy menu options. Most ingredients are hormone-free, GMO- and antibiotic-free, 100% organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and heart healthy options.
The company’s success in the DFW area has led to the expansion of services throughout Texas with the ultimate goal of creating a national brand with nationwide distribution. And, just in time to relieve the stress of cooking for the holidays, Front Porch Pantry can help with Thanksgiving, too. Make your selections on the website by Nov. 15 for meals to be delivered or picked up on-site on Nov. 20 and 21.
Front Porch Pantry contact info:
(972) 925-0526 phone
(469) 229-8876 fax