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Lunchbreak: Spicy Salmon & Crab Sushi Bake

Gia Lee from Hot Box Sushi shows how to make a spicy salmon and crab sushi casserole. Hot Box Sushi is now available through Fresh Midwest.

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Fresh Success

There’s Pat Fitzgerald, the former Northwestern University linebacker and current NU football coach, and there’s Patrick Fitzgerald, the creator and a co-owner of the online grocery delivery service Fresh Midwest.

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Lunchbreak: Burgers, Grilled Fruit Skewers & more for the 4th of July

There is no better experience than a freshly grilled burger on the grill! Here are some tips and a quick recipe for your grilling enjoyment.

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Expert shares grilling tips for National Barbeque Month

May is National Barbeque Month, and today we are sharing ways to be your own grillmaster.

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Farm-fresh produce delivered to your door? Because of COVID-19, a growing number of services are offering just that.

Fresh Midwest, a company launched by the family that owns Midwest Foods and Edible Cuts, home-delivers fresh meat and produce as well as snacks prepared in-house and meals and meal kits developed in partnership with restaurants.

It serves ZIP codes located between Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, but plans to expand throughout the region, south to Indiana, by the end of March.

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Fresh Midwest delivering high-quality produce and meal kits to Chicagoans

Patrick Fitzgerald, creator and co-owner of Fresh Midwest, talks about their mission to distribute high-quality food to Chicagoans.

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Dean Richards' Sunday Morning

Patrick Fitzgerald, Fresh Midwest's creator and CEO, covers this week's Food Time segment. Fitzgerald talks about how Fresh Midwest delivers the freshest food in the safest way. Visit FreshMidwest.com to learn more about their safer alternative to in-store shopping. (1:18:59)

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Noon Business Hour

A look at the wide-spread return of McDonald's cult favorite McRib sandwich, we meet the founder of Fresh Midwest - a food/meal delivery service that sources its product locally and the latest numbers from Robert Half on worker burnout.

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Fresh midwest new premier online fresh food and meal delivery announces northern Chicagoland launch from Kenosha, WI through Chicago’s Lincoln Park

Fresh Midwest, the new premier online fresh food and meal delivery providing locally-grown produce and chef-driven meal solutions, announces its launch to begin in the northern Chicagoland market from Kenosha, WI through the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The company plans to expand throughout the Chicagoland market in early 2021.

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Fresh Midwest aims to pick up where Peapod left off in Chicagoland

While Fresh Midwest is entering a crowded grocery market in Chicago, its local roots and affiliation with Peapod alumni offer more advantages than the typical online startup.

In the launch announcement, the company touted its affiliation with Peapod co-founder Thomas Parkinson, who said the new e-grocer is "delivering a need for fresh food to consumers' homes on the day and time they want it." Fresh Midwest has also hired two longtime Peapod executives — Tony Stallone, who will be Fresh Midwest’s chief merchant and "food guy," and Mary Rose Neises, who will be the company’s marketing lead.

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Grocery Vets Launch Fresh Food and Meal Delivery in Chicago

Twin brothers Patrick and Mike Fitzgerald are using their experience as wholesale produce distributors to launch an online fresh food and meal delivery providing locally grown produce and chef-driven meal solutions. Known as Fresh Midwest, the new service will begin in the northern Chicagoland market from Kenosha, Wis., through the Lincoln Park neighborhood, and is set to expand throughout the Chicagoland market in early 2021.

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Holiday News

Fresh Midwest can prepare your holiday dinner

Patrick Fitzgerald, co-founder of Fresh Midwest, joined Jon Hansen, filling in for Bob Sirott, to talk about their Holiday Gift Boxes and seasonal dinners from Wildfire, a Lettuce Entertain You Enterprise. Customers can place holiday orders now through the New Year for next-day delivery on www.freshmidwest.com, or the Fresh Midwest App, with expanded delivery to include Northwest suburbs throughout the Chicagoland area.

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Tony Stallone from Fresh Midwest on Joan Esposito: Live, Local & Progressive

Tony Stallone from Fresh Midwest joins Joan Esposito to talk about holiday gift boxes from local artisans and our partnership with Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

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A new fresh food meal delivery service just in time for the holidays

Patrick Fitzgerald, co-founder of Fresh Midwest, joined Bob Sirott to talk about the new premier online fresh food meal delivery service.

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Fresh Midwest Teams With Wildfire for Thanksgiving Menu

A restaurant-quality Thanksgiving meal without the restaurant pickup: That's what fresh food and meal delivery service Fresh Midwest is aiming to offer through a partnership with Wildfire, a Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises concept.

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Fresh Midwest app delivers ‘nostalgic’ Thanksgiving dinners

Thanksgiving diners can enjoy this year’s feast by simply heating a meal prepared in the kitchen of Wildfire Restaurant and delivered to homes via the new Fresh Midwest app.

Providing locally-grown produce and chef-driven meal solutions, Fresh Midwest is focusing on “nostalgic” dishes for this year’s holiday, prepared in the Wildfire Restaurant kitchen located at 159 W. Erie.

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Fresh Midwest Serving Up Thanksgiving Dinners

Newly launched online fresh food and meal delivery service Fresh Midwest has rolled out Thanksgiving dinners from Wildfire, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. Customers can place their orders now through Tuesday, Nov. 24 on the Fresh Midwest website, the App Store and Google Play. Supplies are limited.

“We are thrilled to bring the quality and preparation of the Wildfire kitchen to Fresh Midwest’s holiday dinner offerings,” said Joe Decker, executive chef and partner at Chicago-based Wildfire.

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Thanksgiving Carry Out Options Around Chicagoland

Fresh Midwest, a new online fresh food and meal delivery providing locally-grown produce and chef-driven meal solutions, which launched in October, announces Thanksgiving meal solutions with holiday dinners from Wildfire, a Lettuce Entertain You Enterprise. Customers can place their orders now through Tuesday, November 24 on www.freshmidwest.com, the App Store and Google Play. Thanksgiving holiday meals are limited.

With a focus on nostalgic Thanksgiving dishes, Fresh Midwest offers three complete holiday dinner options from Wildfire. For families of any size, holiday meals are available to order for immediate delivery through Wednesday, November 25. Prepared by the restaurant’s own kitchen, holiday meals come with heating instructions for customers to enjoy the restaurant experience at home.

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Farm-fresh produce delivered to your door? Because of COVID-19, a growing number of services are offering just that.

CHICAGO — The pandemic-driven decline in dining out has had a silver lining for home cooks: The high-quality produce and meats typically destined for restaurants are increasingly finding their way to people’s kitchen tables.

Now one of Chicago’s top restaurant produce distributors is using its muscle to deliver fresh foods to consumers’ doorsteps, bringing a heavyweight to a growing movement to bypass grocery stores and give shoppers direct access to high-quality farm products.

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Fresh Midwest delivery service to launch into northern Chicago

Fresh Midwest delivers fresh produce and meals in the Chicago area and beyond. ( Photo courtesy https://www.instagram.com/freshmidwest/ ) Fresh Midwest, an online produce and meal delivery service, will launch in northern Chicago in early 2021. The company will serve customers from Kenosha, Wis., through the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago,...

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Brothers Launch Midwest Food, Meal Delivery Service

Patrick and Mike Fitzgerald, brothers who grew up working at family-owned Midwest Foods, have launched a new online fresh food and meal delivery service called Fresh Midwest, reports Progressive Grocer. The service, which offers locally grown produce and chef-driven meal solutions, will begin in the northern Chicagoland market from Kenosha, Wis., through the Lincoln Park neighborhood, and is set to expand throughout the Chicagoland market in early 2021.

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Fresh Midwest New Premier Online Fresh Food and Meal Delivery Announces Northern Chicagoland Launch

Fresh Midwest announces its launch to begin in the northern Chicagoland market from Kenosha, WI through the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The company plans to expand throughout the Chicagoland market in early 2021.

Twin brothers Patrick and Mike Fitzgerald, Creators and Co-Owners of Fresh Midwest and natives of Chicago’s North Shore, grew up with a respect for the food business. They garnered longstanding relationships with industry fresh food leaders and innovators through their Chicago-based Midwest Foods, a second-generation, family-owned business of eight brothers and sisters. It continues to be one of the most prominent wholesale produce distributors in the entire Midwest for more than 50 years.

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New online fresh food and meal delivery service announces Northern Chicagoland launch

Twin brothers Patrick and Mike Fitzgerald, Creators and Co-Owners of Fresh Midwest and natives of Chicago’s North Shore, grew up with a respect for the food business. The brothers gained admiration for a different aspect of the business through Mike’s friendship with Thomas Parkinson, Co-Founder of Peapod. The integration of their mutual appreciation for “fresh” and the value of an online store inspired Patrick and Mike to introduce the best of fresh foods to the marketplace.

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Farm-fresh produce delivered to your door? Because of COVID-19, a growing number of services are offering just that.

The pandemic-driven decline in dining out has had a silver lining for home cooks: The high-quality produce and meats typically destined for restaurants are increasingly finding their way to people’s kitchen tables. Now one of Chicago’s top restaurant produce distributors is using its muscle to deliver fresh foods to consumers' doorsteps, bringing a heavyweight to a growing movement to bypass grocery stores and give shoppers direct access to high-quality farm products.

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Fresh Midwest Aims to Fill Void Left by Peapod in Chicago Market

A new online fresh food and meal delivery provider is launching in the northern Chicagoland market, filling a void created by Peapod’s Chicago departure earlier this year.

Formed in March 2020 by Midwest Foods and Peapod veterans, Fresh Midwest is offering locally-grown produce and chef-driven meal solutions from Kenosha, Wis., through Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, with plans to expand throughout the Chicagoland market in early 2021.

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Fresh Midwest delivery service to launch into northern Chicago

Fresh Midwest, an online produce and meal delivery service, will launch in northern Chicago in early 2021.

The company will serve customers from Kenosha, Wis., through the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, according to a news release.

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Grocery Vets Launch Food Delivery Service in Chicago

Twin brothers Patrick and Mike Fitzgerald are using their experience as wholesale produce distributors to launch an online fresh food and meal delivery providing locally grown produce and chef-driven meal solutions. Known as Fresh Midwest, the new service will begin in the northern Chicagoland market from Kenosha, Wis., through the Lincoln Park neighborhood, and is set to expand throughout the Chicagoland market in early 2021.

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