Brainerd Eats: Chinese Restaurants In Brainerd Now Closed Mondays

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Hungry for your usual lunch order of pork lo mien and a side of cream cheese won-tons? Maybe the urge for a buffet? Not on Mondays anymore…

The 4 Chinese restaurants in the Brainerd area have banded together and decided they needed a breather.

China Star, Diamond House, China Buffet and Four Sea’s have all made the choice to close Mondays indefinitely.

It’s no secret the owners and employees of these restaurants traditionally have been known to go non-stop, 7 days a week. I’ve often wondered how they can do it all. One of my go-to’s is  Diamond House (I’m a beef and broccoli guy) and when I drive in to work, I see Jenny’s car. When I’m driving home after the kids’ practice… car still there.

It makes me tired just thinking about it.

At my latest visit, I asked the reason behind the no-go on Mondays even though I already assumed the answer. Plain and simple, they need a break after working 6 strait days from open to close. Makes perfect sense to me.

I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t acknowledge that there is another option that still is open Mondays… Sakura Express Asian Cuisine gets their rest on Sundays, so they are open  Mondays if you need your food fix. I recommend the Shrimp hibachi with EXTRA yum yum sauce!