Labor is the daunting issue in the restaurant industry right now. The increase in costs is inevitable, particularly with the actions by the state of Minnesota and the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. That being said, all is not lost. There are a number of things that can be done to control labor and . . .
The Monitor’s annual Top 200 franchisee ranking makes it clear that most of the larger multi-unit operators in the ranking operate multiple concepts. This has been a trend for the past 15 years. It’s difficult to become a large multi-unit operator and have just one concept. There are all kinds of roadblocks, particularly if you’re . . .
The same creative minds behind World Street Kitchen and Milkjam, brothers Saed and Sameh Wadi, are the owners of Grand Catch. While World Street Kitchen and Milkjam are located in Uptown at 27th and Lyndale, this venture is in a strip center right at the entranceway to McAlister College. The neighboring retail area has several . . .