Happy Thursday and welcome back to the Streetwise newsletter.
This week is dedicated to creative solutions for longstanding problems. I covered both Mangiare and Ashwaubenon Bowl, which had innovative approaches to hurdles brought on by the pandemic.
First, Mangiare, an Italian restaurant that opened in downtown Green Bay in July, added a robot to its team to offer support during the worker shortage. The owner, Patrick Neph, explained how using the robot, Servi, ideally will relieve strain on his employees.
Ashwaubenon Bowl, a bowling alley and restaurant, had a lack of delivery orders during the onset of the pandemic because many didn’t think to order food from a bowling alley. To increase orders, it partnered with two delivery-only restaurants, also called ghost kitchens, and saw great returns.
In other business news, I covered Los Magueyes Mexican Restaurant, which opened a fourth location in Pulaski this week.
In case you missed it, I’ve also covered a recent owner change at the Book Stop on Military Avenue and the Crooked Joker Lounge, which opened on May 5 in Suamico.
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I’m Alexandria Bursiek Kloehn, the Streetwise reporter at the Green Bay Press-Gazette. I write about the happenings of local businesses in the Green Bay area.
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This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Robots, ghosts and Mexican food