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Ready to Return: The Lexington Sets Opening Date

Expect an elevated menu of supper club favorites and cocktails including an old fashioned, brandy slush and rum punch.

Here’s Why Diners Are Losing Their Appetites

Bonnie Riggs, a veteran researcher at the NPD Group, noticed a numerical anomaly as she examined last year’s industry traffic. It stopped halfway through 2016, then nosedived.

Restaurant Association Responds to Mayor’s Support for Higher Minneapolis Minimum Wage

The MRA’s announcement came a day after Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges issued a statement changing her position in support of a higher city-only minimum wage, which she said the city council would pass in the first half of 2017. What that wage should be, Hodges doesn’t say, but she made clear she doesn’t support a different wage for tipped workers.

‘Authentic Feel’ Drives Concept Creation at The Briar Group

What started with a few Irish pubs in Boston has grown to become The Briar Group, a collection of 14 restaurant concepts ranging from casual bar to upscale dining. And as CEO Austin O’Connor tells Franchise Times’ Laura Michaels, location and authenticity are what drive growth.

Stars of the Future Event Showcases Young Talent

Stars of the Future is a small-plate tasting fundraiser for Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation’s ProStart program held at the W Hotel in Minneapolis.

Food on Demand Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

After working on our Food on Demand media project, this editor's holiday gifts will not only be delivered by a third party, they'll be reoccurring. And her gift to you is an informative e-newsletter on this demanding and disruptive new trend for restaurants and the foodservice industry.

Charlie Awards Honor the Industry’s Best

With the executive chef of The Strip Club Meat and Fish on lead vocals and Corner Table’s main man in the kitchen showing off his guitar skills, the sixth annual Charlie Awards honored the best in the Twin Cities food and drink scene.

Final Hot Topics Event Paves Way to Charlie Awards

It was the best of time in the worst of weather as six industry experts took the stage at General Mills to deliver the final Charlie Awards Hot Topics on the Business of Food & Drink.

Parasole Goes Fast Casual With New Field Day Concept

A counter-service version of the restaurant company's Good Earth concept, Field Day debuted earlier this month with its first location at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka.

Service or Convenience? New Survey Says Both

It’s a common conversation in the restaurant industry: Does the consumer want great service or great convenience? According to a new survey from POS provider Toast, they want both.

D’Amico Names New Chef at Lurcat in Minneapolis

Jordan Swiler replaces longtime chef Adam King, who recently announced plans to open his own restaurant in the Twin Cities west metro.

Food On Demand Launches to Cover Growing Industry

It’s a new era in food, with companies like Domino’s designing their own cars and drone technology that’s ready and waiting once regulatory hurdles are cleared. This will impact everything from independent restaurants to the largest players in industry, and we’ve started a brand-new media project called Food On Demand to cover it all.
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