AFC Enterprises, Popeyes' Atlanta-based parent company, is planning to buy 14 KFC restaurants from a bankrupt franchisee, a major push for the fried chicken chain that has only one lone location on Lake Street in south Minneapolis. The deal is part of a $13.8 million purchase of 28 restaurants in Minnesota and California. The new locations in a handful of metro cities will be quickly converted once the bid is approved by a judge.
Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee
The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.
Minneapolis man dies after crash leaves him pinned under vehicle
Clemente Garcia, 20, died Wednesday morning.
19-year-old gunned down marks 43rd homicide in Minneapolis this year
The victim's identity has not been released.
Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park
The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.
Planned Parenthood suspends abortion services in WI due to 173-year-old law
A battle in the courts is likely coming.
How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction
The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life
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80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night
Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights
Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.
KFC challenges Popeye's for franchise control
KFC, the nation's leading fried-chicken chain, is challenging Popeye's plan to purchase 14 KFC restaurants in the Twin Cities. After a KFC franchisee went bankrupt, Popeye's intended to spend $13.8 million on 28 restaurants in Minnesota and California...
Court OKs Popeyes' bid to take over 14 KFC restaurants in Minn.
A bankruptcy judge has approved a deal that allows Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen to buy 14 KFC restaurants in the Twin Cities, even though a bid from another KFC franchisee involved more money, the Star Tribune reports. Creditor GE Capital said it preferred the "certainty" of the smaller offer from Popeyes.
More Popeyes to pop up in Minnesota
AFC Enterprises Inc. plans to open more Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. According to a news release, Atlanta-based chain is buying bankrupt eateries in Minnesota and California. AFC has not said how many locations will be based in the Twin Cites metro.
Rascal Flatts launching restaurant chain, planning Twin Cities location
The country band is opening its own chain of themed restaurants around the United States and Canada. Rascal Flatts' first location will be in Phoenix. More restaurants are planned for next year, including one in the Twins Cities metro.
Granite City to open first new location in two years
St. Louis Park-based Granite City Food and Brewery says it will open its first new location in nearly two years. The new restaurant in Troy, Mich. will be the chain's 27th location. It's scheduled to open in February.
New CEO takes over Famous Dave's
Famous Dave's of America has appointed board member John Gilbert III as its new chief executive officer, the Pioneer Press reports. Current CEO Christopher O'Donnell will stay with the Minnetonka-based barbecue restaurant chain as its president and chief operating officer. Gilbert was most recently the CEO of Vermont Teddy Bear.
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