Business Leadership: Karen and Bob Hanson, owners. Bob concentrates on finances while Karen concentrates on daily activities at the restaurant focusing on catering. Joel (Bob and Karen's son) is the general manager and oversees 100% of the daily operations of the restaurant.
Years in Business in SSP: The Coop has been in business for 56 years with 18 of those years under ownership of the Hanson's.
Products/Services/Markets Served: The Coop offers carry out, dine in and catering at its business. The dining establishment specializes in pressure fried chicken, barbecue ribs, burgers and coneys.
Brief Testimonial: It's great operating a business in your hometown. Having been born and raised in South St. Paul, there's a deep sense of pride in the community and its history. The Coop is probably the oldest restaurant in South St. Paul and customers love to reminisce about what they remember about the building and food. It's a local hangout for many and we love to hear people say "We Love The Coop".