Business as Unusual: How the combo of Boemer and Rancone go to market with winning, but different, concepts

If you open a local or even national food periodical, you would be hard pressed not to see some comment about the success of Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone. The chef-businessman combo brings a deep bench of talents and gifts to the Twin Cities restaurant scene. Their restaurants’ food has received rave reviews, and deservedly […]

Intellectual Property: Opening up new sources of capital for restaurant companies looking to grow

Strong branding allows successful restaurants to rise above the fray, remain recognizable in a crowded field of competitors and resonate with loyal customers. The essential elements of a strong brand include not only a protectable trade name and logo, but also distinct signage, decor, food packaging and menu design. Intellectual property (IP) can also be […]

Big Deal: Here’s what some of our local restaurateurs have to say
about growing a concept smartly

Most restaurateurs’ dream is to create a concept with the potential to grow into a large regional or national brand. The restaurant industry is full of these kinds of concepts and Minnesota is home to a variety of restaurants that have grown locally, regionally and nationally. Just to name a few: Fridays, Bucca di Beppo, […]