Happy Chef

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Happy Chef Systems
IndustryCasual dining
FoundedMankato, Minnesota, U.S. (1963)
HeadquartersMankato, Minnesota, U.S.

Happy Chef is a casual dining restaurant in Mankato, Minnesota. It is known for serving breakfast throughout the day and is similar to Denny's, Perkins, and IHOP.

History[edit]

The first Happy Chef Restaurant opened in 1963 in Mankato, Minnesota, and still operates today as the only location. At one time, the chain had 57 restaurants in the midwest.[1] However, consumer tastes shifted in the 1980s towards restaurants offering alcohol and multiple televisions, leaving a single restaurant in operation as of 2015.[2]

Other Concepts[edit]

Another concept operated by Happy Chef was Ruttles 50s Bar & Grill Restaurants.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krohn, Tim (February 9, 2018). "New Happy Chef owner looking at changes — and giving the chef statue his voice back". The Mankato Free Press. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Walsh, Paul (July 24, 2015). "First Happy Chef restaurant, the last still in business, is up for sale in Mankato". The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Krohn, Tim (December 15, 2014). "The original 'happy chef' honored". The Mankato Free Press. Retrieved February 23, 2018.

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