Dear Ru’s Pierogi Restaurant Patrons,
It’s been almost three years since we first opened our restaurant, back when we wanted nothing more than to share our version of those delicious little dough pillows with everyone.
What followed was beyond our wildest dreams: you, the WNY community and beyond, embraced us. We saw not only the restaurant side of the business succeed, but the retail/wholesale side of our business took off, too.
What was once a handful of bars and local stores carrying our product has grown into a major part of our business. Our pierogi, which are made fresh at our production facility next to the restaurant, are now found on the menus of many regional pubs and restaurants, major grocery stores like Tops and Wegmans, and well-known stops like Premier Gourmet, Lexington Co-Op, Delta Sonic and 7-11 convenience stores.
This is all to give you some background on what was the very difficult decision for us to close our restaurant. On Friday, October 18, 2019, we will serve our last pierogi.
We truly feel this is the best way to ensure longevity of the Ru’s Pierogi brand. By further expanding into restaurants and stores, chefs and home cooks can now experience for themselves ‘The Power of Pierogi’ by creating new and exciting ways to enjoy Ru’s.
Because we’ll no longer be involved in the day-to-day operations of running a restaurant, we can focus on more research and development, bringing into production faster some of the options our customers have asked for, such as varieties with all plant-based ingredients, and expanding Ru’s to markets outside WNY.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in this journey so far, it’s to ‘never say never,’ so the Ru’s Pierogi restaurant and/or food truck may resurface at some point. But in the meantime, please accept our sincerest thanks for your support, enthusiasm, loyalty and ultimate understanding that this is the right decision for us.
We also want to give a special shout out to our staff, who has been amazing, and we give our sincerest thanks for their time and talent as well.
This isn’t a goodbyeâ€¦it’s a see you later, since we’ll still be around. In fact, click on https://restaurant.ruspierogi.com/store-finder and you can find where we’re available throughout WNY. If you haven’t already, we hope you’ll consider ordering us the next time you’re out to eat or taking a bag of Ru’s home to try while out shopping.
Once again, thank you for three phenomenal years.