As dine-in is not an option for restaurants in Minnesota for a least a few more weeks, delivery and takeout have increased. Here is the latest on third-party delivery, as well as online grocery ordering from our sister publication, Food on Demand. For more news in this sector of the foodservice industry, visit their website at www.foodondemandnews.com
Tonight (April 30), starting at 6 p.m., Open Arms of Minnesota is teaming with Chef Yia Vang (Union Hmong Kitchen) and editor/host Stephanie March of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine for a live cooking event, Hungry to Connect. The free event will broadcast via Zoom and Facebook Live from the kitchen of Open Arms
On the first Saturday the Biscuit Breakfast Bar popped up at Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room in Minneapolis, biscuit lovers were lined up six feet apart in the parking lot to score a $5 breakfast sandwich on an oversized biscuit. Buy two and they tossed in an order of fried biscuits rolled in cinnamon sugar.
Independent restaurants expect to be hit the hardest by the pandemic, but they are also in the unique position to quickly pivot to stay afloat amid shutdowns and successfully stay open after.
One of the ironic fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic where safety is issue No. 1 is that restaurant workers needing to recertify their food safety credentials through ServSafe won’t be able to take the class and the required test.