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Davis|Kuelthau’s Food & Beverage Team Prevails in Quickly Resolving Food Dealer Licensing Issues for Nine Milwaukee Pizza Huts

As of January 22nd, just three business days after closure due to licensing issues, the attorneys on Davis|Kuelthau’s Food & Beverage Team reported that all of EYM Group’s City of Milwaukee Pizza Hut locations have reopened.  The five that opened on January 22nd (5704 W Capitol Dr., 3131 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 1840 S. 15th St., 7604 W. Burleigh St., and 2340 N Farwell Ave.) join the four that reopened the prior Friday, January 18th (3921 S. 76th St., 6807 W. Brown Deer Rd. and 3555 S. 27th St.).

For more details, please see our January 18th press release or visit TMJ 4’s articles, All Milwaukee Pizza Huts closed due to lensing issues now open, City hopes Milwaukee Pizza Huts closed due to licensing issues will re-open Friday, and Fox 6’s article, Operators of 9 Pizza Huts shut down due to licensing issues begin to reopen.

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The attorneys on Davis & Kuelthau’s Food and Beverage Industry Team are a recognized leading service group representing the full industry cluster—from farm to factory to fork including breweries, cheesemakers, organic dairy products, non-alcoholic beverage manufacturing, poultry products, orchards, and wineries. The team advises restaurants, bars and other retail businesses, including franchises. They also provide counsel to cold storage warehousing, food packaging and transportation businesses.

Brian Randall joined the firm in March of 2018 and primarily works from its Milwaukee office. In addition to chairing the firm’s Food and Beverage Industry Team, Brian is a member of the firm’s Municipal Law practice and its Real Estate practice, focusing on land use, zoning and tax increment financing. He represents food and beverage clients that need alcohol beverage and food establishment licenses, as well as businesses with other municipal licenses, handling applications, license renewals, quasi-judicial hearings, and regulatory compliance. Brian guides clients through statutory and ordinance issues including legislative strategies for proposed ordinance changes.

Clients regularly turn to Brian to address alcohol license quota restrictions which can present economic development challenges for a community. In addition to his guidance of Pizza Hut, another recent example was Brian’s successful effort working with the City of Wauwatosa, a developing community facing the quota limit, to establish a Premier Economic Development District (under the 2016 “Titletown District” law) creating two additional Class B licenses for his developer client to attract new businesses to its project.

A graduate of Marquette University Law School, Brian’s accomplishments in the legal industry include Best Lawyers® in America (Food & Beverage Law and Land Use & Zoning Law) and Wisconsin Super Lawyers®. He also was recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 honoree.

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Davis|Kuelthau, s.c. offers an array of innovative legal solutions to business owners and corporations of all sizes, including emerging, middle market and Fortune 500 companies, high net worth individuals and families, private and institutional investors, and lenders. The firm’s attorneys, who practice from three offices across Wisconsin, have national experience combined with strong community ties.