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JRPfeff

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Sport Star Restauranteurs Sun, 09/15/13 11:37 AM (permalink)
Great idea gone bad:
Wisconsin is fortunate to have Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Braun committed to this great state. Both Aaron and Ryan are dedicated to excellence both on and off the field and want to continue to give back to their cherished fan-base through 8-twelve.

SURG Restaurant Group is also committed to Wisconsin through our award-winning restaurants. Much of the produce, beef and pork are sourced through Mike Polaski's (Co-owner/CEO SURG) very own Hidden Creek Farms located in New London, Wisconsin. 8-twelve's focus is on local product with the help of Hidden Creek, other local Wisconsin Farms and 8-twelve's very own herb garden located outside the patio.

Our chefs Rafael Elisea and Andrew Miller display their passion by using local and sustainable product. 8-twelve's menu was developed to highlight Wisconsin and its tastes while paralleling the talents of Wisconsin MVP's Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Braun. After the first bite you will realize our chefs have scored!
I suspect SURG Restaurants may be trying to avoid accusations of serving PED-tainted meats, because last week they terminated their relationship with Braun:
SURG has ended its business relationship with Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, and the restaurant bearing his name in the Third Ward will close at the end of the year, the restaurant group announced today, further fallout from Braun's suspension.
 
His name will be removed from the restaurant at 102 N. Water St. Braun’s name already has been removed from the restaurant's website, including from the URL. The restaurant now is called simply Graffito instead of Ryan Braun’s Graffito.
 
SURG also will change the name of 8-Twelve MVP Bar & Grill in Brookfield as well as the name of the restaurant under development at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale. SURG is continuing its business relationship with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the "Twelve" in 8-Twelve.
I am also reading Jerry Kramer's Distant Replay which recounts a 1984 reunion of the Packers' Super Bowl teams. Several of the 60's Packers were owners of a variety of restaurants and restaurant franchises. Who can name the player or players associated with the following restaurants?
  • The Left Guard
  • Northern Wisconsin Pizza Hut franchises
  • Chi Chi's
  • Rocky Rococo Pizza
  • Shenanigan's
Kramer writes that many of the Packer alumni give credit to Coach Lombardi for their success in business, including these restaurants.
<message edited by JRPfeff on Sun, 09/15/13 11:53 AM>
 
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