Twin Cities restaurateur launches $99-a-month membership to 4 eateries

The unusual membership model goes live on Jan. 1.
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A Twin Cities restaurateur is launching a membership service that entitles diners to one meal every day from his four metro eateries.

Matty O'Reilly will charge $99-a-month, or $1,000-a-year, for memberships to his 4 restaurants: Bar Brigade and the Foxtrot Burger Spot, in St. Paul, Republic in Minneapolis, and the famous Sandy's Tavern in Richfield.

In return, members will be able to get one standard menu item of their choice at each of the restaurants, as well as extra specials exclusive to them – such as 2-for-1 drinks throughout January.

A deadline of Dec. 31 has been set to become members, with the membership period starting on Jan. 1, 2020.

It's not clear which meals will be available to members, with the current Bar Brigade menu featuring entrees that range from $17-$36.

Find recipes courtesy of BMTN food writer Lindsay Guentzel

At $17, a monthly subscriber would have to eat there 6 times to make their money back. An annual subscribe would have to dine out 59 times to make the $1,000 outlay worth it, albeit not including any special offers they have access to.

O'Reilly told the Star Tribune he's capping the memberships at 50 for now, with the idea behind it to keep money flowing into his restaurant business outside of peak season.

You can find membership applications here.

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