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Ichiban to Close in Downtown Minneapolis

When it closes July 30, Ichiban will be the third restaurant on Nicollet to do so in the last nine months.

Technomic's Tristano Shares Growth Brand Checklist

Even among smart restaurateurs, there are a lot of questions about what makes a good growth concept.

Oh, Happy Day: ‘Happy Birthday’ Enters the Public Domain

Restaurateurs, raise your hand if you didn’t know you were not allowed to sing 'Happy Birthday' to your guests when they celebrated their birth at your restaurant—unless you paid a licensing fee to a third party.

Domino’s Doubles Down on DXP Delivery Vehicles

The launch of Domino's DXP delivery vehicles last year has store owners asking for more, and more they will get. This summer, Domino's Pizza, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, will roll out an additional 58 DXPs across 23 markets in the U.S., bringing the total number of DXPs to 155.

Hot Topic Talk: Restroom Access and Restaurants

Because hospitality businesses are public accommodations under the Civil Rights Act, restaurants owners should consider potential impacts of "bathroom bill" laws and how this topic could affect their business.

Consumer Spending Slips Slightly While Travel Soars

Good news for the hospitality and travel industry, as a new report from First Data shows that while overall consumer spending slipped in May, travel spending shot up 6.2 percent, leading all industries tracked by the point-of-sale network.

Cocktail Room Boom Continues at Lawless Distilling

To be the neighborhood dive bar of cocktail rooms. That’s the intent behind Lawless Distilling Company’s iteration of the cocktail lounge.

With Art Institutes Closure, MN to Lose Another Culinary School

The Art Institutes International Minnesota is no longer enrolling new students as it charts a course to the closure of its Minneapolis campus in three years.

Minneapolis-based Coastal Seafoods Sold to Chicago’s Fortune Fish

Owner Suzanne Weinstein is selling Coastal Seafoods, the company she started in 1981 that today services more than 300 restaurants and retails stores in five states.

New Overtime Rule: Lots of Work Ahead, but It Could've Been Worse

New overtime rules are not quite as bad as many people feared when the initial proposal came out last July, but there’s plenty of work to be done.

Coach Jerry Kill to Headline Minnesota Hospitality Expo

Former University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill will give the keynote address September 22 at the 2016 Minnesota Hospitality Conference and Expo at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

Simple Keywords, Straightforward Applications Key in Cutthroat Labor Market

According to a survey of companies hiring via Snagajob, the tough labor trends aren’t getting any better, but operators do have some options to make things easier.
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