Good eating places abound but let's create a place that capitalizes on a huge opportunity and growing trend to connect restaurants with social impact. There are some local examples:
Breaking Bread in N Mpls: great food with strong neighborhood connection that trains youth and uses food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change. This venue could be in collaboration with Urban Roots, a thriving East Side food justice program.
Opening shortly in Mpls is All Square, nonprofit fast-casual gourmet grilled cheese restaurant and institute that aims to employ and empower formerly incarcerated people.
There are other innovate social enterprise examples across the country and around the world. We could make this location a metro destination with valuable neighborhood benefits.