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Red Cow announces new Rochester restaurant, its first location outside the Twin Cities

It will open the new location in Rochester early next year.

Rochester is set to get the first Red Cow outside of the Twin Cities.

The popular gourmet burger restaurant plans to open its fifth location at 1406 2nd Street SW in Rochester in February of 2022, the company announced Thursday. That's across the street from Mayo Clinic's St. Marys hospital campus.

Red Cow will be part of a new mixed-use development there, which includes the 14-story, 350-unit Berkman Apartments, plus commercial space and a parking garage. Red Cow, at 6,000 square feet, will serve as the anchor for the retail portion of the development. The restaurant will have 130 indoor seats, plus 50 more on the patio. 

The plan at this point is for Red Cow to be open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. That means lunch and dinner service plus weekend brunch, with a full bar as well (featuring craft cocktails, local spirits, 40 beers on tap and a selection of fine wines).

“We’re excited to bring Red Cow to Rochester and can’t wait to welcome the community into our new restaurant,” said Luke Shimp, who owns Red Cow with his wife, Tracy Bachul. “Our neighbors will have a place to hang out, grab drinks at the bar, and enjoy a delicious meal. We hope it becomes the go-to neighborhood spot and convenient for those working in the area to get takeout.”

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Red Cow, opened its first location on West 50th Street in Minneapolis in 2013, has been lauded for its signature burger, which features 60% certified Angus beef and 40% ground bacon patty. Its four current locations are all in the Twin Cities: Three in Minneapolis (50th Street, Uptown, North Loop) and one in St. Paul.

Shimp and Bachul also own Red Cow's sister restaurant, Red Rabbit in the North Loop, which specializes in Italian cuisine.

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