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July 2016

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Technomic's Tristano Shares Growth Brand Checklist

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

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