Dunkin’ Donuts is not a brand to shy away from big plans. In 2005, the Canton, Massachusetts-based brand closed its last store in Minnesota, but loyal fans waited for its return. After years of yearning, they heard the news. The brand announced plans to triple its U.S. franchises within the decade, including 100 stores in the state.
Savory cocktails may be high on consumers’ list of adult beverages, but that’s not why Bloody Marys are still popular for breakfast, brunch and evenings. The number of Bloody Marys on menus at U.S. bars and restaurants climbed 8.2 percent from the third quarter of 2013 to the third quarter of 2014, according to Technomic, a Chicago-based foodservice research firm.
A city rule is making life—and business—harder for about 70 Minneapolis restaurants, and a collection of owners, restaurant employees and community members are campaigning for its removal.
Where does time go when you’re having fun? Summer memories bring back reflections of the annual Toast and Taste at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum held in July. They dub this fundraiser the “best outdoor party of summer,” and it just might be true.
“Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit!” Meaning “A toast to you in friendship,” these words greet those of us gathered to tour August Schell Brewing in New Ulm, and by the time we’ve made our way to the taproom at the end we’re eager to do just that—while sampling the beers, of course.