Keefer Court Food is the upper Midwest’s main wholesale fortune cookie supplier. When ordering custom message fortune cookies from us, know that you’re purchasing Golden Plaque #1 fortune cookies direct from the manufacturer. We create a product that is not only memorable, but a delectable treat! That’s why we’ve been in business since 1983!
It came today. They look (and taste) wonderful!
—Casey Rivarola, Mission, KS
I received my Fortune Cookies
—CYNDI - BATON ROUGE, LA
They were a total success and the goodwill...wonderful!
—Sam Eng - TX
Long ago we decided to make the best fortune cookies using superior ingredients. Premium flour. Pure granulated sugar. Fresh eggs. Fine flavoring. And memorable messages. We built a bakery just for fortune cookies, and purchased high-tech fortune cookie machines to make beautiful looking cookies at amazing speed. We continue to invest to keep our products superior and haven’t changed our recipe in 28 years. Early on we decided to focus on making custom message fortune cookies for trade shows, direct mail, sales promotions, and birthday parties. Our customers went on to use them for weddings, school events, graduation messages and even proposals! We designed the business to provide caring customer service, quick turn-around time, accuracy on orders, and supply a variety of packaging ideas. Because we make the fortune cookies onsite, we can provide the best quality fortune cookie and the commit to the fastest turn-around on your orders without charging a rush fee.
I am very proud of the team that works here at www.KCFortuneCookieFactory.com. Working together, we all make our mission a reality, and we’d be glad help you. We wish for you the three traditional Chinese treasures: Wealth, Wisdom, and Health. To these we add our own: Happiness. May you take this opportunity to create your own personalized fortune cookie messages. If not now, please bookmark this site for later. May good fortune shine on you always.
— Sunny Kwan
Chairman and CEO
Chairman Kwan’s initial venture into the culinary world was in 1982 with the introduction of Keefer Court Bakery located on Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis, located near the West Bank of the University of Minnesota. This was the first Chinese bakery in Minnesota. Keefer Court Bakery specialized in making Oriental pastries and baking its own fortune cookies under the Golden Plaque #1 label. All of the fortune cookies were made with a labor intensive semi-automatic machine. It took three people to make 2,000 cookies an hour. For the custom fortunes, there were no computers, so every fortune was written by a typewriter.
As the Midwest demand increased, Chairman Kwan knew he had to invest in larger, fully-automated machines to keep up with the competition and to be able to fulfill large wholesale orders. Chairman Kwan’s purchase allowed Keefer Court Food to produce 14,000 fortune cookies in an hour, which stomped out regional competition in the early 90s. Keefer Court Food saw a great increase in wholesale fortune cookie business, which allowed for the construction of Keefer’s own fortune cookie manufacturing facility in 1995. Midwest restaurant owners loved the quality they tasted when eating a Golden Plaque fortune cookie, so Keefer Court started to manufacture private labels for major national food service distributors and local restaurant owners.
Chairman Kwan launched the e-commerce site “e-FortuneCookie.com” in 1999. The site featured options for customers to customize their fortunes, style of cookie and order in small amounts. Embarking on a new frontier, the site dominated the online custom fortune cookie market. Shoppers anywhere in the world could easily order a customized, entertaining gift for any occasion.