Grandma’s Saloon and Grill

Strapped for Staff: Northland Restaurants Balance Business, Employee Burnout through Labor Shortage

For some restaurants, it means cutting back on hours of operation while trying to balance the quality of life for the workers they do have.

DULUTH/CLOQUET, Minn.- From Duluth to smaller cities like Cloquet, restaurants big and small are experiencing the effects of being short on labor. For some, it means cutting back on hours of operation while trying to balance the quality of life for the workers they do have. Just last week, Family Tradition Restaurant in Cloquet has had to close their restaurant…

Some Duluth Restaurants, Hotels Look Toward Uncertain Future

Hotels and restaurants try to stay afloat after decreased business for this long.

DULUTH, Minn.- As many local businesses in the hospitality industry make adjustments to continue staying open, for others that might not be an option. Dubh Linn Brew Pub in Downtown Duluth is changing their business model, offering delivery of growlers of their in-house brew, cider, wine, and food five days a week from 4pm-8pm. “People are looking for a reason,…

Grandma’s Saloon & Grill Preps For Busy Marathon Weekend

During Grandma's Weekend the restaurant typically sells hundreds of fish fillets, wild rice burgers and 4,000 thousand pounds of pasta.

DULUTH, Minn. –  Meanwhile Grandma’s Saloon and Grill in Canal Park is getting last–minute preps done for one packed marathon weekend. And get this, preps begin in May starting with the hiring of more than 50 new staff members. During Grandma’s Weekend the restaurant typically sells hundreds of fish fillets, wild rice burgers and 4,000 pounds of pasta. The marathon weekend also officially kicking off summer tourism season. “It’s a great time, usually…