Question of the Day [Native American Heritage Month]: Can you guess any of the 3 top-selling menu items at this popular Indigenous restaurant?
Bonus points if you can guess the price at this James Beard Award-winning restaurant in Minneapolis!
- Bison Ribeye ($68)
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes ($15)
- Stuffed Poblano ($32)
- How might Owamni's focus on Indigenous cuisine influence its initial start-up costs and financial planning? Consider things like sourcing specialty ingredients and hiring staff with specific culinary skills.
- How can a business like Owamni financially empower the local Indigenous community? Consider potential job creation, support for local Indigenous suppliers, and fostering cultural awareness.
- Discuss the broader economic contributions that an Indigenous-owned business like Owamni can make to the city of Minneapolis, like how it encourages money circulation within the community.
Behind the numbers (Owamni):
"Experience the true flavors of North America, featuring foods of Mni Sota Makoce, Land Where the Waters Reflect the Clouds.
We prioritize purchasing from Indigenous food producers locally and nationally. We have removed colonial ingredients such as wheat flour, cane sugar and dairy. We are proud to present a decolonized dining experience."
For more information on Indigenous food sovereignty, check out North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS).
Are you curious about what it takes to start a business? Check out NGPF's Entrepreneurship mini-unit.