Press Articles

 

Schussler Creative Press Articles

December 2016 – Steve Schussler made it big by inventing the Rainforest Café empire, but that was only the beginning of his entrepreneurial odyssey.

June 2016 6 Restaurants We Love at Disney Springs

June 2016 5 Things You will Love About The Boathouse

April 2016 Eden Prairie residents share memories of Prince

April 2016 There’s now only one place in the U.S. where the public can take one for a spin: The Boathouse at Disney Springs.

April 2016 Schussler Creative is expanding its Boathouse restaurant to China after a successful year in Orlando’s Disney Springs.

April 2016 When Shanghai Disney opens this summer, Steve Schussler’s nautical-themed restaurant will be there.

January 2016 Rainforest Cafe, a little less wet, reopens at the Mall of America

July 2015 Disney World chill out: How the Mouse does National Ice Cream Month

July 2015 Raising the bar: Five Orlando watering holes where form is just as important as function

June 2015 10 Reasons to Visit Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World This Year | Visit Orlando Blog

June 2015 It’s a Car, It’s a Boat, It’s Amphicar! (And You Can Ride One at Disney World)

June 2015 Rainforest Cafe creator developing Puff the Magic Dragon theme restaurant

June 2015 “Puff, The Magic Dragon” Restaurant Chain is in the Works

May 2015 BOSTONHEARLD.COM – Disney World ushers in upgrades for ‘Coolest Summer’

May 2015 TipsforFamilyTrips.com – New Amusement Park Attractions

May 2015 ConwayConfidential.com – Six Reason to Visit Disneyworld Right Now!

May 2015 Disneydining.com – Eight Reasons You are Going to Love the New Disney Springs

May 2015 Here and Beyond Magazine – Downtown Disney Transformation

May 2015 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal – Rainforest Cafe Founder has a Dragon in his Stable

May 2015 Star Tribune – Rainforest Cafe Creator Licenses Puff the Magic Dragon

May 2015 “Puff, The Magic Dragon®” Worldwide Licensing Rights Acquired by Schussler Creative for the Development of Restaurants with Retail Stores with “Puff” Merchandise

May 2015 A ‘Puff, The Magic Dragon’-Themed Restaurant Is Coming Soon

May 2015 ‘Puff, The Magic Dragon’-Themed Restaurants Might Actually Happen

April 2015 For five years, Disney executives rejected ideas pitched by a Twin Cities restaurant visionary. Then, he gave them Minnesota

April 2015 The Boathouse Restaurant Opens On Lake Buena Vista, Florida

April 2015 Schussler Creative’s big, bold backstage

April 2015 More leftovers from Boathouse, the new Downtown Disney restaurant

April 2015 Rainforest Cafe creator opens The Boathouse at Disney

April 2015 A tour inside The Boathouse at Downtown Disney

September 2014 Hard Rock Not Hard Times

November 2013 Fast N’ Loud N’ Frightening – C.J. – Star Tribune

September 2013 Barn Meets Bling – Beth Ewen – Food Service News

September 2013 New Theme Barn meets bling is latest concept for restaurant impresario – Beth Ewen – Franchise Times

September 2013 The World According to Steve Schussler – Andy Greder – St. Louis Park Magazine

Summer 2013 – The Barn: Back from the Brink – The Prairie View Summer & Fall Newsletter of the Eden Prairie Historical Society

Summer 2013 Go Ahead, Ask the Critic – Rick nelson – Star Tribune

May 2013 2013 Peak Award Winner for Best Custom Business cards – Print Solutions Magazine

May 2013 Best Non-Agriculture Adaptive Re-use – The Barn Door May Issue of the Friends of Minnesota Barns

Summer 2013 Greener Pastures – Ivy Gracie – Artful Living Magazine

May 2013 EP Gives Event at Green Acres Barn – Victoria Price – Prairie Home living

May 2013 Schussler plays art hound for Kona Grill site – Mark Reilly – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

May 2013 Schussler adds art to Kona Grill – C.J. – Star Tribune

May 2013 Landmark Eden Prairie Barn to Host EP Gives – Karla Wennerstrom – Eden Prairie News

Winter 2013 Two Great Parties at Two Great Historic Sites – The Prairie View Winter Newsletter of the Eden Prairie Historical Society

January 2013 Green Acres – Megan Wiley – Twin Cities Business Magazine

December 2012 A Barn Brought Back to Life – Kelly Smith – Star Tribune

September 2012 Historic Barn to be an Event Center – Patty Dexter – Eden Prairie News

April 2012 Heritage and Humor – Jenny Stanley – Southwest Metro Magazine

March 2012 10 Ways for Startups to Expand Their Reach in 2012 – Martin Zwilling – www.businessinsider.com

January 2012 Upping Its Game – Susan Reda – www.Stores.org

August 2011 New Life for a Picture-perfect Barn – Laurie Blake – Star Tribune West Extra

August 2011 Udderly Eye-catching – Karla Wennerstrom – Eden Prairie News

August 2011 The Cows Have Come Home? – Paul Groessel – Eden Prairie Sun Current

Summer 2011 Adventure At Play – Beth Hawkins – The Private Client Reserve

January 2011 I’m Not One Who Gives Up – Wendy Lee – Star Tribune

January 2011 Betty & Joes and Hot Dog Hall of Fame make Top 20 List on Franchise Times

November 10 Steven Schussler – Personified Passion – Star Tribune

BArn May House Creative Laboratory-Leah Shaffer-Eden Prairie News

September 2010 A Bid for History – Star Tribune West Extra

January 2010 Confessions of a Fame-seeker by Katy Ryan, The Dot Magazine Kansas

November 2009 Inside A Creative Kingdom – Wander Minnesota , WCCO

September 2009 Schussler Themed eatery will be at New York-New York Hotel & Casino – Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

September 2009 New Schussler Concept Will Open in Las Vegas – John Vomhof Jr., mspbj.com

August 2009 Backfire Barbeque Restaurant Coming to Legends – Mary Rupert – Piper Press Kansas City

April 2009 Big Ideas Big Concepts, FoodService News

January 2009 T-Rex Interview, BloopLoop Blog

January 2009 T-Rex Stomps Its Way onto Downtown Disney’s Restaurant Scene – Orlando Attractions Magazine

December 2008 Steven Schussler’s Themed Restaurants are Hot, Even in a Cold Economy – Minnesota Business

December 2008 T-Rex Cafe Downtown Disney – Amusement Today

October 2008 Rainforest Cafe Founder, Landry’s Launch 2nd T-Rex – Nations Restaurant News

October 2008 Mood is Mega-Mesozoic at Schussler’s Latest Over-the-Top Eatery – Star Tribune

October 2008 American Chopper Crew Reveal Unique Bike – MN Sun Sailor

October 2008 Disney’s New Dinosaur Themed Restaurant Opens – Orlando Sentinel

October 2008 A Fun Day at Work – OCC Schussler Bike Unveling Gordy’s Garage Blog

October 2008 A Motorcycle that looks like a ’57 Chevy? – Star Tribune

October 2008 American Chopper Star Paul Teutul Sr., Unveils New Motorcycle at Schussler Creative – Pioneer Press

Three New Restaurants coming to the Legends – The Kansas City Star

What’s “The Big Idea” of Putting Donny Deutsch in a studio with Steve Schussler? – Star Tribune

September 2007 Levy-Schussler Ink Restaurant Partnership – Nations Restaurants News

September 2007 Schussler has more themed menus in Store – Star Tribune

September 2007 The Legends at Sparks Marina: 13 new tenants announced – RGJ.com

June 2007 Rainforest Cafe Creator Steve Schussler – GlobeSt.com

June 2007 Lessons Learned – 3 Top CEO’s – Upsize Magazine

June 2007 Rainforest Cafe creator introduces two restaurant-retail attractions – Sparks Tribune

May 2007 Concept Innovator Schussler Inks $100M Development Deal – Nations Restaurant News

May 2007 Yabba Dabba Food

May 2007 New eateries headed to Sparks Marina – RGJ News

May 2007 Not Just Meals, But Experiences – Kansas City Star

May 2007 Something New On The Menu – Star Tribune

May 2007 Schussler Creative and RED Development Join Forces – Forbes.com

February 2007 Hear Him Roar by Carol Tice, Entrepreneur Magazine

January 2007 RoadWarrior – Chain Leader

December 2007 How Schussler Creative Maintains Its “Wow” Factor – Restaurant Facility Business

December 2006 Stream of Consciousness – Minnesota Business

November 2006 Dining with Dinosaurs– Lighting & Sound America

November 2006 Top of the Food Chain– Success Magazine

November 2006 Rainforest Cafe Founder Rolls Out T-Rex Chain, Shops Eight More Big Ideas – Upsize Magazine

October 2006 Will T-Rex Devour K.C.? – Restaurant Hospitality

August 2006 Rainforest Cafe Creator, Landry’s Debut T-Rex in Kansas City– Nation’s Restaurant News

August 2006 T-Rex Luring Families for Quality Educational Mealtimes– The Wyandotte West

July 2006 Long Awaited T-Rex Opens for Business– The Kansas City Kansas

July 2006 Colossus Lands at Legends – Kansas City Star

July 2006 Making History – Pioneer Press

July 2006 Steve Schussler on a roll again– Star Tribune

July 2006 Creative Habitat – Chainleader Web Exclusive

June 2006 Huge T-Rex takes its time arriving – Kansas City Star

April 2006 Interview with Steven Schussler – Prehistoric Times

April 2006 A Prehistoric Announcement: Build-A-Dino – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

April 2006 Schussler Creative and Landry’s Restaurant Team to Open T-Rex this Summer – Shopping Center Business

April 2006 Crazy Like a Tyrannosaur – Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine

March 2006 Two New Eateries Coming to Disney– Florida Today

March 2006 Landry’s Rolls the Dice – Nation’s Restaurant News

March 2006 Dino Diners – Great Plains

March 2006 Dining with Dinosaurs at Disney – Orlando Business Journal

February 2006 Firm Takes Bite of T-Rex – Pioneer Press Vol 9/2005 Concepts to Conjure – Marketing Matters

June 2005 New Restaurant fits Orlando to a T – Orlando Business Journal

June 2005 Once Bitten – Shopping Centers Today

May 2005 Restaurant Think tank – Shopping Center Business

May 2005 Dining with Dinosaurs– The Midwest’s Real Estate Source

January 2005 Rainforest Founder Plots Big Return – The Business Journal

October 2004 Retail Development Play Show and Sell -Kansas City Business Journal

October 2004 Breaking Ground for the Future – Kansas City Star

August 2004 The Age of Dinosaurs – Chain Leader

May 2004 A Place where Legends start – Kansas City Star

May 2004 Prehistoric Dining – Star Tribune

May 2004 Legends Attracts More Big Draws – Kansas City Star

January 1998 Will Rainforest Reign? – Twin Cities Business Monthly

March 1995 – All or Nothing at the Rainforest Cafe – Retail Store Image

 

IT’S A JUNGLE IN THERE BOOK PRESS

 

January 2011 Steven Schussler I Am Not One Who Gives Up by Wendy Lee-Star Tribune

November 2010 Always Be On The Lookout for Your Next Big Thing – Twin Cities Business

October 2010 Steven Schussler Began with a Rainforest – Sandy Zimmerman – Las Vegas Tribune

October 2010 This Week in Small Business – NYTimes.com

October 2010 Its A Jungle In There Review – Paul Levy – StarTribunecom

October 2010 Its a Jungle in There new book by restaurateur Steven Schussler- Rachel Hutton- City Pages

October 2010 Downtown Journal – Gorillas heading for the IDS by Sarah McKenzie

October 2010 Schussler shares successes-Scott Carlson-Review – Finance-Commerce

 

MN Business Journal BACK TALK PRESS

 

January 2014 Steve Schussler – Interview with Christophe Cooper – MN Business January 2014

October 2013 Steve Schussler – Interview with Lori Frank – MN Business, October 2013

September 2013 Steve Schussler – Interview with Hillary Feder – MN Business, September 2013

August 2013 Steven Schussler – Interview with Paul Dzubnar – MN Business, August 2013

July 2013 Steven Schussler – Interview with Marcus Jundt – MN Business, July 2013

June 2013 Steven Schussler – Interview with Barry Zelickson – MN Business, June 2013

May 2013 Steven Schussler – Interview with Danny Schwartzman – MN Business, May 2013

April 2013 Steven Schussler – Interview with Mark Johnson – MN Business, April 2013

March 2013 Steven Schussler – Interview with Dan Witkowski – MN Business, March 2013

January 2013 Steven Schussler – Interview with Dennis and Megan Doyle – MN Business, January 2013

January 2012 Steven Schussler – Interview with Larry Cuneo – MN Business, November 2012

October 2012 Steven Schussler – Interview with Bill and Deb Mack – MN Business, October 2012

October 2012 Steven Schussler – Behind the Scenes at the Minnesota Timberwolves – MN Business, October 2012

October 2012 Steven Schussler – Secrets of Success – MN Business, August 2012

August 2011 Steven Schussler Interview with Jay Coogan – MN Business Back Talk Issue, August 2011

July 2011 Steven Schussler Interview with David Shea – MN Business Back Talk Issue, July 2011

June 2011 Steven Schussler Interview with Christine Clifford – MN Business Back Talk Issue, June 2011

May 2011 Steven Schussler Interview with Morrie Wagener MN Business Back Talk Issue, May 2011

April 2011 Steven Schussler Interview with Dave Cleveland – MN Business Back Talk Issue, April 2011

March 2011 Steven Schussler Interview with Brian Turner – MN Business Back Talk Issue, March 2011

February 2011 Steven Schussler Interview with Tim Myslajek – MN Business Back Talk Issue, February 2011

January 2011 Steven Schussler Interview with Dan Lowe – MN Business Back Talk Issue, January 2011

December 2010 Steven Schussler Interview with Andy Lansing – MN Business Magazine Back Talk Issue, December 2010

November 2010 Steven Schussler Interview with Nick Beste – MN Business Back Talk Issue, November 2010

October 2010 Steven Schussler Interview with Kim Valentini – MN Business Back Talk Issue October 2010

September 2010 Steven Schussler Interview with Bruce Lambrecht – MN Business Back Talk Issue, September 2010

August 2010 Steven Schussler Interview with Tilman Feritta – MN Business Back Talk Issue, August 2010

July 2010 Steven Schussler Interview with Louie Anderson – MN Business Back Talk Issue, July 2010

June 2010 steven Schussler Interview with John Kitchener – MN Business Back Talk Issue, June 2010

May 2010 Steven Schussler Interview with Clark Griffith – MN Business Back Talk Issue, May 2010

April 2010 Steven Schussler’s Interview with Bill Murray – MN Business Back Talk Issue, April 2010

March 2010 Steven Schussler’s Interview with David Page – MN Business Back Talk Issue March 2010

February 2010 Steven Schussler’s Interview with Barbara Bowers MN Business Back Talk Issue, February 2010

January 2010 Steven Schussler’s Interview with Joe Senser – MN Business Back Talk issue, January 2010

December 2009 Steven Schussler’s Interview with Paul Douglas – MN Business Back Talk issue, December 2009

November 2009 Steven Schussler steals back page – MN Business Back Talk issue, November 2009

 

Galaxy Drive In Press Articles

 

June 2010 Tales of Recuperation – Galaxy Drive In – Barbara Flanagan – Variety- Star Tribune

April 2010 Letter to Editor – Galaxy Drive -In Treated Family like Honored Guests – Sun Sailor St. Louis Park

November 2009 Galaxy Doggie Dinner Costumed Canine – St. Louis Park Sun Sailor

November 2009 Inside A Creative KingdoM – WCCO – Wander Minnesota

November 2009 A Blast From the Intergalactic – Sun Country Airlines Magazine

October 2009 Drive-into another Galaxy…for the dogS – Animal Humane Society.org – October 27, 2009

September 2009 Galaxy Drive In – Showcase Minnesota – Kare 11

September 2009 Galaxy Lights Up Old Space – Nico Johnson – The Echo

August 2009 Remade Drive-In Offers More than food to Residents of St. Louis Park – Alexandra Wertz – Sun Sailor

August 2009 Galaxy Drive In- Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl – Minnesota Monthly

August 2009 Faldo Discovers Galaxy – CJ – Star TribuNe

August 2009 Galaxy Drive In Dining – Rick Nelson – Star Tribune

August 2009 While Syracuse waits for Sonic drive-ins, get a load of what the Rainforest Cafe creator is doing – Bob Niedt – The Post-Standard – Syracuse.com

August 2009 Rainforest creator Schussler debuts Galaxy Drive In – Ron Ruggles – Nation’s Restaurant News

July 2009 Cosmic Cuisine -Rick Nelson – Vita.mn

July 2009 Galaxy Drive in – In with the New -Rick Nelson- Star TrIbune

July 2009 Restaurateur Resotres St Louis Park Drive – Scott Carlson – WCCO

July 2009 Restaurateur Restores St Louis Park MN Drive In – Scott Carlson – GrandForksHerald.com

July 2009 Birth of a Galaxy – Scott Carlson – Finance and Commerce

May 2009 Drive In to Get Other worldly Upgrade – Seth Rowe, MN Sun Newspaper

May 2009 Goodbye Wagner’s, Hello Galaxy Drive In Carrie Pavelka, My Fox Twin Cities

May 2009 Signs of the Season – Galaxy Drive In – Barbara Flanagan – Star Tribune

April 2009 Schussler Plus Highy 7 Drive In Equals Love Richard Sennott, Star Tribune