Piggy Bank restaurant in Uptown will focus on value, vegan offerings

The Uptown Minneapolis building that in the past few years has housed an Old Chicago, Boneyard, The Lotus and Salsa a la Salsa has taken on yet another identity.

Kaskaid Hospitality, which owns Crave and Union restaurants, has reinvented the space as Piggy Bank, which will feature “an atmosphere that matches the neighborhood’s unique culture,” according to a news release. The “demeanor will be approachable for a diverse customer base,” the release continues.

There will apparently be a walk-up ordering station, traditional seating and some lounge areas “equipped with board games, big screen televisions and outdoor seating for the summer season.”

“While we were concepting this new business, it was imperative for us to hear and act upon what consumers wanted,” Kam Talebi, CEO of Kaskaid Hospitality said in the release. “More often than not, restaurants are extremely siloed in what they offer. We wanted to create a place where there was something for everyone at a very affordable price point dangerously close to fast-casual pricing. Whether it be delicious food, great value, vegan selections or a weekend destination for drinks, Piggy Bank will have it all.”

The menu includes typical bar foods such as burgers, nachos and wings, most of which are priced at or around $10. Also, catering to the Uptown clientele, a large section of the menu is devoted to vegan offerings such as a jackfruit sandwich, veggie burgers, flatbreads and salads.

The restaurant will open to the public Friday.

Piggy Bank: 2841 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; facebook.com/piggybankuptown

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