Chipotle has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 45 people, hospitalizing five. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the outbreak has been linked to produce, but neither Chipotle nor the department has said what produce they were investigating.
Events are big money—registration fees, vendor fees and sponsorships can bring in incredible revenue and enhance a brand. But Chipotle is also dredging the customer base for a bounty of data.
Dixit was among several chefs, restaurant owners and industry pros gathered at Foreign Legion in downtown Minneapolis to discuss tools for marketing a successful restaurant.
Tamra Kennedy, who owns nine Taco John’s restaurants in Minnesota and Iowa, views her role as an employer as a calling. She shared her refreshing philosophy at the Faegre Baker Daniels Franchise Summit in Minneapolis earlier this month.
Midwest Pantry co-founders Chad Gillard and Zoe Glass, themselves local food entrepreneurs, are working to ensure the sustainability of the local food movement by acting as a resource for small producers.