|First seen||Waiting for Dutch|
Bud's Meats is a butchery in Luverne, Minnesota. It is owned by Bud Jorgenlen, who hopes to sell it and retire. Assistant butcher Ed Blumquist hopes to buy it, but his check bounces after his wife, Peggy Blumquist, spent $500 on a self-improvement seminar. Peggy later sells her car so Ed can buy the shop, but it burns down that same day. (The Gift of the Magi)
- Bud Jorgenlen - Owner (formerly)
- Ed Blumquist - Butcher (formerly)
- Noreen Vanderslice - Cashier (formerly)
- Noreen Vanderslice lived in the complex above the butchery before the building burned down in The Gift of the Magi.