What did the Food Network do for two Muskegon restaurants?

A little publicity goes a long way.

Business is strong at two Muskegon-area restaurants – Papa Bear’s Restaurant and Bernie O’s Pizza – thanks to appearances this month on the Food Network’s “Outrageous Food” series.

The attention has attracted new customers, providing a boost in an economy that has been less than kind to some restaurants.

“It has blown our business right out of the water,” said Robin McElfish, owner of Papa Bear’s.

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