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The Expansion of a Coffee and Pastry Empire

When sisters Amy and Chrissy took off into the world to pursue their dreams and interests, they had no idea that they would eventually end up starting a thriving business together. Amy set out to study at Chicago’s French Pastry School, learning the secret to making delectable baked goods, and Chrissy explored the mysteries of…

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7 habits of highly successful restaurant managers

Let’s be honest, being a restaurant manager can be grueling. When I was slinging Sammy’s in the corporate sandwich world, I had a corporate higher up tell me that if you can successfully manage a restaurant you can pretty much handle any other kind of management job out there. Well, we can all argue if…

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Sawatdee: Over 30 years of setting the standard in Thai Cuisine

When you think Thai restaurants in the Twin Cities one name comes to mind, Sawatdee. Sawatdee has been setting the standard for Thai cuisine in the Twin Cities for over thirty years. Owner Supenn Harrison was a pioneer in bringing Thai cuisine to the Twin Cities back in 1983. Over the years Sawatdee has set…

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MLB All Star Game: Impact on our economy and Rapids customers

This weekend thousands of baseball enthusiasts will converge on downtown Minneapolis and the rest of the Twin Cities for the 2014 MLB All Star Game at Target Field. We will see a large economic impact especially in bars and restaurants. On the website www.minneapolis.org, they have posted facts and figures on the estimated impact of our economy.…

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Izzy’s Ice Cream…”It’s the little extra that counts”

Today I want to take a little time to give a shout out to one of our favorite customers at Rapids Restaurant Equipment. Izzy’s ice cream is known for there “SUPER PREMIUM” ice cream. The ice cream is handmade from Midwest cream. When the owners Jeff and Laura started thinking about the idea of owning…