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BIG NEWS! Brunch is Moving into a New Downtown Location!

Drumroll please!

Our new downtown location is….714 North Milwaukee Street.*

Yep, we packed up all those bright yellow coffee mugs and found a wonderful new location to #brunchitup.

This new venue is awesome—with a bright, open design, great bar, and a second floor to accommodate our Brunch fans! We’ll still have outdoor seating in the summer, and a great mezzanine space available for private events.

Another fun perk….we’re just a block south of The Hop station on Milwaukee Street, so you can “hop” on by and take advantage of a free ride on Milwaukee’s new streetcar.

What hasn’t changed? Still bank on the same service-with-a-smile team of cooks, servers, and bartenders. And, of course, all your menu favorites made the move, too. But don’t be surprised if you hear some buzz about delicious specials and tasty menu tweaks to mark the new Milwaukee Street space.

Coming soon…

…expect an official date for a BIG-time Brunch Grand Opening. Stay tuned for events, special offers, contests, prizes, and So….Much…MORE!

Now’s a great time to follow us on all the socials so you don’t miss a beat. And sign up for our email because there’s always a bunch of insider news each month.

In the mean time, you can still #brunchitup as usual at our Brookfield location. Happy faces are ready to make you feel at home.

Sharing high fives and big Brunch hugs for your continued patience during the fun and hustle of this move. See you soon and #brunchitup!

 

*It’s just a half block north of Wisconsin Avenue on Milwaukee Street and about four blocks east of our previous Plankinton location.

Brunch Named Future 50 Award Winner (Cue the Band and Confetti!)

Can’t stop, won’t stop! Brunch is on a roll with another win!

This time we’re proud to announce we’ve been named a 2019 Future 50 award winner by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and its Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE).

Brunch Named 2019 Future 50 WinnerEach year since 1988, the Future 50 awards have recognized 50 of the fastest-growing companies in the seven-county Milwaukee Region that have been experiencing strong growth in both revenue and employment.

It’s an honor to be welcomed to an elite group of highly successful metro Milwaukee businesses (the official words from the MMAC-COSBE). And we wouldn’t be on the list if it weren’t for you, our loyal customers who love food, drink, and awesome people as much as we do. Thanks for helping us earn this award!

 

July 15th, 2019|Brunch in the News|

Brunch Downtown Celebrates FREE Ribbon-Cutting Party!

Join Brunch Downtown on Tuesday, June 4 at 10am for a FREE Ribbon-Cutting Party just across the street at Postman’s Porch.

Brunch Downtown to offer outdoor dining at Postman's Porch.

Postman’s Porch is a quirky traffic triangle at the intersection of Plankinton, Wells, and 2nd Street.

Thanks to some landscape improvements, the space is being transformed into a meeting and dining spot. And that means you can soon Brunch al fresco at the city’s newest outdoor venue.

5 Fun, Free Things at the Ribbon-Cutting Party

Postman's Porch will offer outdoor seating for Brunch Downtown Milwaukee.

  1. Meet Brunch Owner Morgan Sampson and Milwaukee city officials.
  2. Enjoy light refreshments.
  3. Listen to the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra brass ensemble.
  4. Tap your toe as DJ Shawna spins tunes like “Dear Mr. Postman” and “Signed, Sealed, and Delivered I’m Yours.”
  5. Send a Milwaukee-themed postcard with a commemorative Postman’s Porch stamp (thanks, VISIT Milwaukee!).

Best of all, it’s FREE!

A huge shout out and thanks to Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, fellow neighborhood businesses, and residents for partnering on this awesome project.

Brunch Downtown offers outdoor dining at Postman's Park in Milwaukee.

Photo Credit: Milwaukee Downtown Postman’s Porch Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Facebook Event

Join us Tuesday, June 4 at 10am! 

Find Postman’s Porch at the intersection of Plankinton, Wells, and 2nd Street just across the street from Brunch Downtown.

 

 

 

May 27th, 2019|Brunch in the News, Community|

Brunch Helps Build Habitat for Humanity House

Team Brunch recently swapped aprons and spatulas for tool belts and cordless drills to help build a Habitat for Humanity house.Brunch at Habitat for Humanity house

Habitat is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. Volunteers work alongside the family who’s investing sweat equity to build their very own home. The time is truly meaningful as volunteers impact their communities and grow new relationships with neighbors. Also, volunteers help a deserving family realize the dream of a safe home.

Serving is a Form of Hospitality

Serving the community is a natural outpouring of the hospitality mindset at Brunch. So, it was an easy decision for Brunch leaders to roll up their sleeves and get dirty.

Morgan Sampson (Brunch Owner), Mike Holz (Brunch Executive Chef), and Tay Brittain (Brunch Milwaukee Manager) rallied a crew of nine Brunch team members. They spent the day hanging drywall for a new Habitat home near 30th and Walnut in Milwaukee.

“It was an awesome opportunity to spend time doing something helpful and productive for others with my Brunch team! The staff really enjoyed seeing the different steps needed to build a home. We left with a sense of satisfaction after our volunteer day,” shared Tay.

Mike and Tay at Habitat for Humanity houseHolz supported Tay’s comments and added, “It was a great time working for Habitat for Humanity. We learned a lot from our trainer, Jim. It was tough work but fun and rewarding to help the community. We’re set to do it again in June!”

Home is where family gathers, memories are made, and meals are shared. And that’s something Brunch can get definitely get behind!

 

Build Your Own Work Crew

If you’re looking for an amazing service opportunity and want to impact your community, visit Habitat For Humanity to help a family build a home.Mike demo at Habitat for Humanity house

And whether it’s before you start pounding nails or after you volunteer, feed your hungry work crew the best brunch at Brunch Downtown Milwaukee or Brunch Brookfield (serving Mon-Fri 7am-3pm and Sat-Sun 8am-3pm).

May 22nd, 2019|Brunch in the News|

Brunch Executive Chef Mike Holz Receives WI Restaurant Association “Champion of Restaurant Entrepreneurship” Award

WRA Award Mike Holz BrunchThe Wisconsin Restaurant Association awards the Champion of Restaurant Entrepreneurship (CORE) award to restaurant owners and proprietors who demonstrate a passion for, and success in their business. They are committed to community involvement, and demonstrate exemplary leadership skills and business acumen. And, they move the restaurant industry forward through innovation.

Well, we couldn’t be more proud of our very own Mike Holz for receiving one of four CORE awards in 2019! As Co-owner and Executive Chef at Brunch, Mike is an awesome leader who creates a fun, productive environment for employees and customers alike. Mike’s leadership helps us stay on top, and he deserves a huge round of applause for this achievement! Bravo, buddy!

March 20th, 2019|Brunch in the News|

Brunch Named Best And Brightest In Milwaukee!

So, we’re feeling like kind-of a big deal this week, because Brunch was named one of Milwaukee’s Best And Brightest Companies To Work For®! We learned about the honor a few months ago, and it got real at the awards ceremony!

Burnch receives 2019 Best And Brightest Award

Tay Brittain (Manager of Brunch Milwaukee), Morgan Sampson (Owner of Brunch), and Eric Hunsader (Manager of Brunch Brookfield) happily accept the award

The Best And Brightest companies are evaluated based on a few categories, including communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention, and more. We were one of only 48 companies in the greater Milwaukee area to be awarded in 2019, and we’re so proud!

It’s really all about team here – if you’ve spent any time at our Milwaukee or Brookfield locations, you totally get the vibe. We strive to provide a fantastic work environment, and this award makes us believe we’ve been doing the right things to achieve it. Kudos to our rockstar management team for making this happen – we couldn’t do it without you!

March 14th, 2019|Brunch in the News|