I’m not exactly sure what has happened, but they closed their first location to focus on
their site inside the Madison Children’s Museum. That, and promoting their cookbook.
I even met with Shannon Seip – she was making at pitch to Tupperware about a cross promotion
for her book and wanted a little “insider info” before meeting with the big wigs.
Neat lady with a lot of great ideas!
Now, the Roman Candle is the new “soon to open” restaurant inside the museum
and Bean Sprouts is no where.
Their California location is to open in 2012, but nothing is listed for the Midwest.
Why did they go?
I talked to the Museum and was told that they let Bean Sprouts go because
they couldn’t handle everything that the museum needed from a food partner.
They had only that small, on site kitchen and
couldn’t cater private parties for up to 400 people, etc.
I know that Shannon was a real marketing whiz –
and had a lot of ideas in the works like a syndicated kids cooking show (Bean Appetit),
promoting their cookbook, possible a Saturday morning kid’s show…
We wish them well, and will miss them!