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Ox Cart, Eagle Street Now Part of Madison Hospitality

Under the agreement, Madison Hospitality will handle business operations for Ox Cart Ale House, Salt Cellar and Eagle Street Grille while Kevin Geisen and Joe Kasel remain “the face and operating partners of the three restaurants.”

Smack Shack’s Crayfest Infused With Fun

There were 2,500 people crowding the space behind Smack Shack on Washington Avenue in Minneapolis for the restaurant’s annual Crayfest, August 20.

Amazon Business: The Now $1B Supply Chain Disruptor

It’s a common refrain sung by investors and operators: restaurants can’t be disrupted by the internet. Amazon has a response for that.

Is a Restaurant Recession Coming?

A pair of damning reports predict some dark times ahead for the industry. Paul Westra, an analyst with Stifel, issued a report that announced the firm is taking a bearish stance on all restaurants and issued a “restaurant recession outlook.”

Boelter Buys Mpls. Restaurant Equipment Company Premier

The deal will allow Boelter, a foodservice design, equipment and supply dealer headquartered in Milwaukee, to consolidate its Minnesota operations in Premier’s 50,000-square-foot facility.

When in St. Petersburg, It's All About the Beer Watching

I’ve never been a beer drinker. In college, my dates had to pony up for sloe gin or a really nice bottle of white zinfandel if they wanted me to enjoy keggers. So only a mother’s unconditional love for her child induced me to go on a brewery tour with my son Zack in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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.
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