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Kroger launches comfort food restaurant concept

Kroger has opened its first-ever restaurant concept, which serves up American comfort foods.

Cincinnati-headquartered Kroger’s Culinary Development team announced it will open Kitchen 1883, which is located at 9003 U.S. Highway 42 in Union, Ky. The restaurant will operate daily offering lunch and dinner along with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. It is scheduled to open in late October.

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“With Kitchen 1883, our goal is to create a gathering place that offers a genuinely delicious place to relax and experience our food,” said Daniel Hammer, Kroger’s vice president of Culinary Development and New Business. “The restaurant will feature a made-from-scratch menu, hand-crafted cocktails and a community-centered atmosphere.”

The restaurant is hiring and candidates can apply online at www.kitchen1883.com. Open positions include cooks, bussers, servers and bar managers.

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“If you are food impassioned, have a hobby of sharing great food finds, and are interested in opportunities to grow your food career, we are hungry to learn more about you,” Hammer said.

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