Byron and PegAnne Bjorklund

Born and raised in Sauk Rapids Minnesota. Byron and his wide PegAnne own Short Stop Custom Catering. In 1974 at the young age of 11 Byron began working at his family restaurant. Byron’s parents started the small, mostly takeout operation to provide life lessons for their children. Short Stop Restaurant allowed the five children to learn the basics of operating a small business, and work their way through college. Upon earning a B.S. in Finance at St. Cloud State University, Byron decided to expand the restaurant. He expanded Short Stop Restaurant into two additional locations in St. Cloud.

As people increasingly requested the favorites of the restaurant for various parties, the light bulb went on to expand into catering. The path was set to create a professional catering company to fill the need in Central Minnesota. In 2010, Byron was chosen as the small business person of the year, as well as entrepreneur of the year for the State of Minnesota.

Byron often speaks of the success of the business because of the talented team that surrounds him, including his beautiful family, and many organizations/businesses in the St. Cloud area. Byron has been committed to assisting various charities and organizations in pursuit of their goals. Byron and his wife PegAnne have three sons and two daughters. Together they enjoy traveling, time at the lake and motorcycling.

Janice Hanisch

Janice Hanisch is the Service Manager for Short Stop Custom Catering. She has been in the service and hospitality industry for many years. She is delighted to fulfill our guests’ vision by giving her full attention from the beginning to the end of the event. Outside of work, she enjoys time spent with her family.