During the past 36 years, the Minneapolis-based Shea Inc. has grown into a national design and marketing firm that specializes in creating successful consumer environments using brand development, architecture, interior design, marketing and graphics.
Gathered to celebrate the Twin Cities’ food and drink scene, hundreds of chefs, restaurant owners, bartenders and their cohorts packed the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis Sunday, November 16, for the fourth annual Charlie Awards.
Many a good idea for a restaurant, craft brewery or other foodservice-related business has languished due to lack of funding. Kickstarter and other donations-based campaigns are used with mixed results.
In an ever-changing market crowded with competition, what’s more important than a menu trend, pointed out Sandoval, is staying relevant. “You gotta keep reinvesting and evolving,” said the chef with 40 restaurants around the world.
The Minnesota minimum wage went up for most employers on Friday, August 1, for the first time since 2005. The impact of the increase looks different to restaurant owners, depending on their geographic location.
With the tagline “Make Every Great Bite Count,” Upper Lakes Foods welcomed 150 vendors and thousands of customers to its fall food show October 28 to sample and learn about their ever-expanding product lines.
Meet Kristi Rowland, who handles marketing and business development for Diversified Construction. Rowland is the first person operators speak to when opening a new restaurant or remodeling their current establishment.