NORTH BRANCH, Minn. -- Nelson's Market here has made variety the hallmark of its food court. When the two-unit independent in this town of less than 5,000 people decided to embark on a food court last year, it did so with fanfare, thanks to the help of Orion Food Systems, Sioux Falls, S.D.
dent's owner. "People were waiting anxiously, talking about it weeks ahead of the opening. We didn't even do anything in particular to announce it. Word gets around in a town this size."