Danielle and Chris Bjorling are expanding from their homegrown restaurant/bakery and bar in Minneapolis to a second location in Minnetonka, expected to open this summer. The Copper Cow will take the place of a former Dairy Queen at 5445 Eden Prairie Road.
Where the Hen is farmhouse feminine, the new spot will be a bit more masculine with a vaulted ceiling (they are literally raising the roof), leather and a mounted Scottish Highland cow mount. The couple is working with Studio M to design the space that will seat 85 people inside with room for another 35 outside during warmer months. Outside there will be a fireplace and during the warm days and nights, the windows will flip up for an indoor/outdoor feel.
Like the original restaurant, everything will be made from scratch, but this time, that ambition also includes bringing in whole beef to grind in-house. The meat is destined for a $9 burger that will be housed in a milk bun laced with a little honey.
Where the Hen has built a reputation and serious Instagram following with its boozy cupcakes, the Cow will kick that up a notch with boozy milkshakes with ice cream from nearby Honey & Mackie in Plymouth.
“We want this to be a neighborhood place,” said Danielle. “That’s why we’re keeping an eye on prices. We want this to be accessible. We’ve been talking to and really listening to people in the area.”
Also, certain to be a weeknight savior is the drive-thru window and a designated to-go area with just a couple of seats. People will be able to use an app to order ahead and just grab food on the way home.
Copper Cow will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week with brunch served on the weekend.
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