Winnebago to get fast-food restaurant

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A new place to eat will be opening soon in Winnebago and for a local businessman he’ll be returning to a familiar spot.

Scott Robertson, who also serves on the City Council, says he plans to re-open a restaurant at the former Tasty Treatz site on South Main.

“My mom and dad ran a Dairy Queen there from 1965 to 1974,” he says. “It seems like it’s something I was always going to do. It’s like I’m coming back home.”

The building has been empty for more than two years and has been sold at least two times, however, the purchases fell through.

Robertson says the building for the most part is in good condition, but he’s doing some painting to spruce it up and ready for business within the next two months.

“It will be open by Fun Fest, I have to be,” he says. “I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback about opening it.”

The menu will consist of burgers and fries, chicken sandwiches, ice cream treats and other “fast-food” items.

Robertson says the lack of places to eat between Blue Earth and Mankato was a factor in deciding to open the restaurant.

Also, he says a number of construction projects will be going on in the area, including the re-surfacing of Highway 169.

“I just think that the timing is right,” says. “It’s a leap of faith. Hopefully people support it.”

Although he’s 80 percent sure on a new name for the business, Robertson says he still needs to get the final O.K.

Anyone interested in applying for a job may contact Robertson by e-mail at or call (507) 525-2234.

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