Kroger goes deeper into restaurant biz

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Kroger goes deeper into restaurant biz

By Gina Acosta - 04/04/2018
Kitchen 1883, which offers a fresh take on new American comfort food, debuted last November in Kentucky to one-hour wait times and big crowds.

Kroger is expanding its hugely successful Kitchen 1883 restaurant concept to Cincinnati.

Kitchen 1883, which offers a fresh take on new American comfort food, debuted last November in Kentucky to one-hour wait times and big crowds.

Now the retailer is opening a second restaurant in Ohio.

"With Kitchen 1883, our vision is to create a gathering place that offers a casual atmosphere for guests to relax and experience food," said Daniel Hammer, Kroger's vice president of culinary development and new business. "Since opening our pilot restaurant five months ago, we've discovered new ideas that will help to shape our future dining concepts and in-store fresh food experiences."

Kitchen 1883 features a made-from-scratch menu inspired by American and international flavors, hand-crafted cocktails and a community-centered atmosphere.

The new Kitchen 1883 will be a stand-alone restaurant with a patio located in Anderson Township, a neighborhood in Greater Cincinnati. The menu will feature new, local dishes. The restaurant will operate daily, offering lunch and dinner along with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant is scheduled to open in the fall.

"Kitchen 1883 is just one way Kroger is redefining the customer experience through innovative concepts, as we outlined in Restock Kroger," continued Mr. Hammer. "Kroger's Culinary Innovation team will continue innovating and experimenting with food trends, flavors, and ingredients to create new experiences and products for our customers and new menu items for our restaurant guests."

To watch a video of the original Kitchen 1883, click here.

Kroger operates more than 2,800 retail food stores under a variety of banner names.

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