Our Story

AXELS was created by a couple of friends who shared the dream of creating a place to work, eat, celebrate and cater to friends around the Twin Cities. Linda Young and Charlie Burroughs envisioned a traditional Midwest casual supper club style steak house. There vision was a restaurant where the meal served to you and sent you home stuffed-a concept grown in the Parker House restaurant where Linda’s parents, Janette and Axel, both worked. Linda and Charlie bought the property of the Parker House and opened AXELS River Grill Mendota with friends and family at their sides. Their dream kept growing as they opened a second AXELS Restaurant in Chanhassen and aided in development of a third AXELS in the Radisson Hotel in Roseville owned by the Nath Family.

This was the beginning of Linda and Charlie’s relationship with the Nath Family. The Nath Family was looking for a restaurant to compliment the service style of their family owned Radisson in Roseville, MN. Together, Linda, Charlie and the Nath Family worked on development of the AXELS Family of Restaurants. In 2008 The Nath Family became the owners and operators of the AXELS Family of Restaurants. Today, the Nath family owns three AXELS Restaurants and six Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking restaurants. They also license one AXELS restaurant as well as the two Bonfire restaurants in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport and Mankato. The Nath family passionately leads the operations and development of the AXELS Family of Restaurants with the traditional family values, great food and quality service that has been the AXELS way since 1996.

Our Mission

At AXELS it is our passion and a way of life to provide exceptional service to our guests.

We believe there is a direct connection between a person’s well being and his or her ability to deliver exceptional guest service.

In order to provide the superior service we expect for our guests, we begin by creating a warm, caring and respectful environment in which our team members can thrive.

Service is not a one-time effort. It is a way of life.