Well, Minnesota, it's finally happening: Dunkin' Donuts is giving us another chance. The chain's first Minnesota location opened in Rochester's Kahler Grand Hotel on June 30, and five additional Rochester locations will open in the coming months. On Monday, Dunkin' announced plans to open seven loca ... More >>
After a three year break, Hard Rock Cafe is returning to Minnesota -- and this time it's headed for the Mall of America. The Orlando-based franchise recently posted listings on its corporate website for general manager, restaurant operations manager, kitchen manager, and sales manager positions at ... More >>
It seems that chain restaurants can't get enough of the Twin Cities lately. A few weeks ago, Dunkin' Donuts announced plans to roll out approximately 50 stores in Minnesota. This week, we found out Matt Kalil, the Vikings' offensive lineman, hopes to open Minnesota's first Pieology Pizza within a fe ... More >>
Late last week, Steve Rafferty, the senior director for Dunkin' Brands U.S. franchising, announced that Dunkin' Donuts plans to open approximately 50 stores around Minnesota starting in 2015. This isn't the first time Dunkin' Donuts has attempted to return to the state; the company tried and faile ... More >>
Whether you prefer doughnuts or donuts, it's hard to nitpick over how delicious those little bits of fried dough are... especially when there are opportunities around town to get 'em for free for National Donut Day. Started in 1938, this scrumptious national holiday was established by The Salvatio ... More >>
Should we still call it "artisan"?
"We just want a small affair..."For those of you living under a rock, you may be surprised to learn that, this weekend, England's Prince William will marry and the world will have a new princess. For most people who do not spend the majority of their free time watching reruns of Say Yes to ... More >>
A falafel foot-long? Is Subway too far out of its wheelhouse?The Hot Dish recently reported on fast food eateries' plans to add more gluttonous dishes to their menus in 2011. But some of the additions--Taco Bell's partnerships with Cinnabon and Jimmy Dean to add new breakfast items, Dunkin' Don ... More >>
The KFC Double Down: And they get worse. Much worse.It's hard to imagine that food hasn't been invented or combined in every possible combination by now, but humans are still managing to create unique new variations on things to eat or new ways to employ food. But for every delicious new idea ... More >>
And you thought the KFC Doubledown was bad...The Los Angeles Times looked into the future of the fast food business and discovered a scary trend: a rash of new menu items that "flout principles of healthful eating and instead celebrate a spirit of wanton gluttony." One market researcher calle ... More >>
5 new breakfast sandwiches at CaribouBreakfast is hot right now and everyone wants a piece of the action. Burger King is running a surreal campaign with a flute soloist for their new breakfast bowls, Dunkin' Donuts just started serving hot breakfast sandwiches, and even our own Caribou came o ... More >>
Will Joe Biden be a walking gaffe machine today in Minnesota?Vice President Joe Biden's in town today, putting in a good word for fellow Democrat Mark Dayton and his campaign for governor. And since Joe has a reputation as a fun-loving guy, and as a notorious gaffe machine, we wanted to welc ... More >>
The band KISS seems to have been in more commercials than any other band in history. Proudly they revel in their ability to move product. In fact they could be credited for so much marketing in the music business with endless KISS tchotchkes, the KISS coffeeshop, KISS coffins, TV shows, and uh, ... More >>
courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts Hey, could y'all come back with some donuts? Scores of Minnesotians are psyched to have the Dunkin' Donuts set up shop in town, especially for next National Donut Day. And when we heard that Dunkin' Donuts was on tour in a big pink bus, and making a sto ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerShare your curds, kids Armed with a fistful of food and drink tickets, we took our first taste of Taste of Minnesota early on Friday. Here's a first look at the sweet, the salty, and the deepest of the deep-fried.
While there are many random food holidays, National Donut Day, which is celebrated on the first Friday every June, is actually a good one for one reason: free donuts.
This week, Twisted Fork Grille opened on Grand Avenue, sharing Green Mill's restaurant space (an unlikely arrangement in that you can sit and eat in the restaurant/wine bar or get a Green Mill pizza takeout...kind of reminds me of a Dunkin Donuts I've been to that shared space w/a Taco Bell). ... More >>
Coffee's as fast food as Quarter Pounders these days, with burger outlets competing for morning beverage seekers.
Who wants ice cream?!
How will *you* honor National Doughnut Day? Baker's Wife? Panaderia? Outright rejection?
Diners hungry for a place to linger over their meals have a home in Kingfield
In Mr. Death, documentarian Errol Morris trains his beloved Interrotron on execution technologist-turned-Holocaust denier Fred Leuchter