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EPMinnesota
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:03 pm    Post subject: Southern MN Breakfast Buddies Reply with quote

I'm looking for restaurant locations to bring Breakfast Buddies to in the southern 1/3 of Minnesota in the next year. I was thinking maybe Granite Falls, Mankato, and possibly something in the Worthington area. Any suggestions for restaurants around towns that would have a nice group of caches to hunt? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Southern MN Breakfast Buddies Reply with quote

EPMinnesota wrote:
I'm looking for restaurant locations to bring Breakfast Buddies to in the southern 1/3 of Minnesota in the next year. I was thinking maybe Granite Falls, Mankato, and possibly something in the Worthington area. Any suggestions for restaurants around towns that would have a nice group of caches to hunt? Thanks!


Mankato has a Happy Chef:

Mankato
Hwys. 169 & 14 Jct
+15073882953

According to their Facebook page, they have a banquet room that seats up to 50 people.
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EPMinnesota
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Red for the suggestion. Any Southern MN locals have any suggestions for me?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about Fairmont? It's the home of one of the oldest active caches in MN, oh and Kurt Franke? Wink

GC1876 Cedar Creek Park
Hidden : 08/23/2001
http://coord.info/GC1876

Perkins
Jct Hwy 15 & I-90
Fairmont, MN 56031

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet there are some great non chain locations down there full of that southern hospitality. I actually hit a few of them when doing the State Park history challenge. Southern Minnesota sure is some beautiful country.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only one that comes to my mind in Granite Falls is Detoy's Family restuarant right along Hwy 212 in Granite Falls.

Detoy's Family Restuarant
845 Hwy 212 W
Granite Falls, MN
(320)-564-2280

I have not been to this one though so I am not sure what type of setup they have. They also have a location in Madison, Benson, and Morris. I am more familiar with the one in Madison as I grew up there and have visited that one several times. That one is pretty small though and wouldn't be big enough to hold a group of any big size. Not sure how big the one is in Granite Falls.

The only other option I could think of would be the Casino (Prairie's Edge) just south of Granite Falls. Not sure if that would bother anyone though. You would have to look up their phone # and give them a call.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedysk1 - How did you know I was from Fairmont?

I would like to attend a Breakfast Buddies in my old home town. The have a suitable location called "The Ranch" I believe. Would you consider waiting untill July of 2011 for a Fairmont BB? That is when my court order gets lifted.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kurt Franke wrote:
speedysk1 - How did you know I was from Fairmont?

I would like to attend a Breakfast Buddies in my old home town. The have a suitable location called "The Ranch" I believe. Would you consider waiting untill July of 2011 for a Fairmont BB? That is when my court order gets lifted.

KF


I wasn't sure if the Ranch was open for Breakfast and it's been a while since I was there. I couldn't remember how big it is inside. But that would be a good place too.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C'mon! I know you're out there...all you cachers from the south 1/3 of the state! Give me some feedback! Would you like to see Breakfast Buddies come to a restaurant near you? I want to hear from YOU! Let me know where!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EPMinnesota wrote:
C'mon! I know you're out there...all you cachers from the south 1/3 of the state! Give me some feedback! Would you like to see Breakfast Buddies come to a restaurant near you? I want to hear from YOU! Let me know where!


I already gave my recommendation for the area I know. SOme of the smaller towns don't have a whole lot of selection like more of the larger towns. It has been a while since there was a BB in Willmar as well. That might be an idea.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

loneeagle_24 wrote:
EPMinnesota wrote:
C'mon! I know you're out there...all you cachers from the south 1/3 of the state! Give me some feedback! Would you like to see Breakfast Buddies come to a restaurant near you? I want to hear from YOU! Let me know where!


I already gave my recommendation for the area I know. SOme of the smaller towns don't have a whole lot of selection like more of the larger towns. It has been a while since there was a BB in Willmar as well. That might be an idea.


I appreciate that loneeagle! I think there HAS to be some other cachers in the southern MN area isn't there? Have you run across any? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EPMinnesota wrote:
loneeagle_24 wrote:
EPMinnesota wrote:
C'mon! I know you're out there...all you cachers from the south 1/3 of the state! Give me some feedback! Would you like to see Breakfast Buddies come to a restaurant near you? I want to hear from YOU! Let me know where!


I already gave my recommendation for the area I know. SOme of the smaller towns don't have a whole lot of selection like more of the larger towns. It has been a while since there was a BB in Willmar as well. That might be an idea.


I appreciate that loneeagle! I think there HAS to be some other cachers in the southern MN area isn't there? Have you run across any? Very Happy


Yeah there are a few. It seems like they have fallen off the face of MN.

With 2 deaths in the GF (girlfriends) family of two real young relatives (19, & 26) in the last couple of weeks I have been spending alot more time there than I have even thinking about cacheing. Haven't been out AT ALL yet in November.

There is supposed to be an event this Saturday morning in Marshall. I am hoping to get to it, but we'll see. Will try to put a bug in their ear about this, and we will see what happens.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EPMinnesota wrote:
C'mon! I know you're out there...all you cachers from the south 1/3 of the state! Give me some feedback! Would you like to see Breakfast Buddies come to a restaurant near you? I want to hear from YOU! Let me know where!


Fairmont would be nice and close for me! We have a few local cachers here that could help out. There are a dozen or so caches in town. The Ranch has a private room that is available for breakfast. Let me know if you want help organizing one in Fairmont.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EPMinnesota wrote:
C'mon! I know you're out there...all you cachers from the south 1/3 of the state! Give me some feedback! Would you like to see Breakfast Buddies come to a restaurant near you? I want to hear from YOU! Let me know where!

Does Shakopee count? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buzzg0703 wrote:
EPMinnesota wrote:
C'mon! I know you're out there...all you cachers from the south 1/3 of the state! Give me some feedback! Would you like to see Breakfast Buddies come to a restaurant near you? I want to hear from YOU! Let me know where!


Fairmont would be nice and close for me! We have a few local cachers here that could help out. There are a dozen or so caches in town. The Ranch has a private room that is available for breakfast. Let me know if you want help organizing one in Fairmont.


This is the 2nd mention of Fairmont so I'll add it to the list. Thanks!
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