fried chicken – Trois Trente http://trois-trente.com/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 00:16:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://trois-trente.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-120x120.jpg fried chicken – Trois Trente http://trois-trente.com/ 32 32 MGM Detroit ditches the buffet for a food hall with Fat Daddy’s hot chicken, Detroit pizza and street tacos https://trois-trente.com/mgm-detroit-ditches-the-buffet-for-a-food-hall-with-fat-daddys-hot-chicken-detroit-pizza-and-street-tacos/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 22:52:00 +0000 https://trois-trente.com/mgm-detroit-ditches-the-buffet-for-a-food-hall-with-fat-daddys-hot-chicken-detroit-pizza-and-street-tacos/ DETROIT — The MGM Grand Detroit Casino is saying goodbye to its buffet and hello to a new dining room with plenty of options, including hot fried chicken, Detroit-style pizzas and Mexican street tacos. Detroit Central Market has just opened in the space formerly occupied by Palette Dining Studio. There are currently four fast casual […]]]>

DETROIT — The MGM Grand Detroit Casino is saying goodbye to its buffet and hello to a new dining room with plenty of options, including hot fried chicken, Detroit-style pizzas and Mexican street tacos.

Detroit Central Market has just opened in the space formerly occupied by Palette Dining Studio. There are currently four fast casual restaurants to choose from with room to expand.

Fat Daddy’s Hot Chicken in Riverview now has its first Detroit location inside this new space. It is known for its hot fried chicken sandwiches and offers with five different heat level options.

Fat Daddy’s Hot Chicken at Detroit Central Market, which replaced the buffet at MGM Grand Detroit. (Photo by MGM Grand Detroit via Current Global)

Diablo Tacos offers Mexican street tacos, quesadillas, rice, beans and freshly made guacamole. Large Wok Noodle Bar offers noodle dishes and wok soups, as well as fresh seafood, bao rolls and pot stickers. The corners serves Detroit-style pizzas as well as soups and salads.

“These new offerings showcase the talents of our culinary team and allow us to continue to help local businesses grow in downtown Detroit,” said David Tsai, Midwest Group President for MGM Resorts International. “Nothing brings a community together like food, and we’re excited to play our part in Detroit’s exciting food scene.” The Detroit Central Market is another way we are committed to providing customers with new and unique experiences in Detroit.

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Diablo’s Tacos at Detroit Central Market, which replaced the buffet at MGM Grand Detroit. (Photo by MGM Grand Detroit via Current Global)

Ordering food in the Detroit Central Market is supposed to be convenient. Customers simply scan a QR code with their mobile device at their table, make their food selections, and pay. The food is then delivered directly to their table.

Detroit Central Market is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and late nights on weekends. The hours are: Sunday to Thursday from noon to midnight, Friday and Saturday from noon to 2:00 a.m.

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Bally Quad Cities Weekend Player Buffet to Reopen February 4 https://trois-trente.com/bally-quad-cities-weekend-player-buffet-to-reopen-february-4/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 16:11:00 +0000 https://trois-trente.com/bally-quad-cities-weekend-player-buffet-to-reopen-february-4/ ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) — After a two-year long hiatus, the famous all-you-can-eat extravaganza will reopen on Friday, February 4! Voted No. 1 buffet in the Quad Cities for three consecutive years, Bally’s Quadruple Cities is proud to bring back Midwestern favorites and signature menu items. Kevin Hestonexecutive chef, expresses that his staff are excited […]]]>

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) — After a two-year long hiatus, the famous all-you-can-eat extravaganza will reopen on Friday, February 4!

Voted No. 1 buffet in the Quad Cities for three consecutive years, Bally’s Quadruple Cities is proud to bring back Midwestern favorites and signature menu items.

Kevin Hestonexecutive chef, expresses that his staff are excited to reintroduce the myriad of high-quality food options on Fridays and Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bally’s Quad Cities Weekend Players Buffet will be open to family members of all ages.

Food spreads truly offer something for everyone and every taste, including: cutting board stations with premium meats (pork loin, wine marinated sirloin), fried chicken and mash potatoes, Asian favorites including fried rice, stir-fried shrimp and pot stickers. , as well as hearty soups, a huge salad bar and mouth-watering desserts.

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Bally’s Quadruple Cities / 777 Boul. / Rock Island, IL 61201 / 800.477.7747

Copyright 2022 KWQC. All rights reserved.

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Philippines’ $5 billion Jollibee fast food chain to open in Dallas https://trois-trente.com/philippines-5-billion-jollibee-fast-food-chain-to-open-in-dallas/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://trois-trente.com/philippines-5-billion-jollibee-fast-food-chain-to-open-in-dallas/ Filipino fast food restaurant Jollibee is set to open on Dallas’ Greenville Avenue near University Boulevard in late 2022. A sign announcing the opening hangs from a former Jack in the Box drive-thru restaurant in east Dallas. CultureMap reported it yesterday. The company’s entry into North Texas in 2020 has been spectacular: we called it […]]]>

Filipino fast food restaurant Jollibee is set to open on Dallas’ Greenville Avenue near University Boulevard in late 2022.

A sign announcing the opening hangs from a former Jack in the Box drive-thru restaurant in east Dallas. CultureMap reported it yesterday.

The company’s entry into North Texas in 2020 has been spectacular: we called it the hottest fast-food joint to open in D-FW since In-N-Out arrived in 2011. Some customers waited four hours for food at the restaurant which opened near Preston Road and the President George Bush Turnpike in West Plano. The drive-thru line spilled over into Preston and onto the turnpike, shutting down traffic.

And why? Jollibee is the largest catering company in the Philippines. His market capitalization is $4.94 billion right now, according to Yahoo Finance. CNBC calls it the “Philippine McDonalds.” And even though he arrived in the United States in 1998, it took him another 22 years to land in North Texas.

It’s unclear how many Jollibees might open in D-FW, or if any other leases are signed in Dallas proper. A spokeswoman says Arlington is a focal point.

Jollibee’s entry into Dallas is significant because it signifies this powerful Asian company expanding into one of Texas’ largest cities.

When Jollibee opened in West Plano in 2020, it served 2,000 cars on its first day.
When Jollibee opened in West Plano in 2020, it served 2,000 cars on its first day.(Jason Janik / Special Contributor)

Even Anthony Bourdain ate at the Jollibee. The chef visited the LA boutique in 2013 to film a segment for his food travel show Unknown parts. Bourdain passed away in 2018.

Many Jollibee customers are there to order Chickenjoy, which are pieces of fried chicken served in buckets or accompanied by steamed rice, fries or mashed potatoes. Another popular order is the Jolly Spaghetti, a plate of noodles and gravy topped with hot dogs and cheese.

The ultimate order – which would hit all of Jollibee’s hottest menu items – would be the Chickenjoy Bucket Treat B: six pieces of fried chicken, a family size serving of Jolly Spaghetti and three peach and mango pies for dessert . The regulars seem to like pies.

Jollibee is the largest fast food chain in the Philippines.

Ahead of the Plano store opening, Maribeth Dela Cruz, president of Jollibee Group North America, Philippine Brands, said she was touched by the response to Jollibee’s expansion.

“For Filipino Americans who consider Jollibee a ‘taste of home’ as well as those trying our products for the very first time, our wish is that Jollibee can be a source of comfort for individuals and families in these times. uncertain,” she said in 2020.

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  • Brunchaholics, a former pop-up turned restaurant
  • 85C Bakery Cafe, a buzzing spot when the Taiwanese chain came to Texas
  • And the aforementioned In-N-Out – which now has normal lines, but was once such a sight that a woman cried as she took her first bites of the burger.

The new Jollibee in Dallas will be at 4703 Greenville Ave. The only operating Jollibee restaurant in North Texas, for now, is at 1016 Preston Road (north of President George Bush Turnpike), Plano.

Nick Rallo contributed to this story.

For more food news, follow Sarah Blaskovich on Twitter at @sblaskovich.

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Vegan fast food restaurant gets a fresh start on Greenville Ave in Dallas https://trois-trente.com/vegan-fast-food-restaurant-gets-a-fresh-start-on-greenville-ave-in-dallas-2/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://trois-trente.com/vegan-fast-food-restaurant-gets-a-fresh-start-on-greenville-ave-in-dallas-2/ An innovative vegan fast food concept specializing in fried “chicken” sandwiches is coming to Dallas. Called Project Polloit’s a young, growing chain from San Antonio that will open its first Dallas location at 4814 Greenville Ave., the space previously occupied by healthy fast-food chain Start. (The location also briefly housed a seafood restaurant called Caribbean’s […]]]>

An innovative vegan fast food concept specializing in fried “chicken” sandwiches is coming to Dallas. Called Project Polloit’s a young, growing chain from San Antonio that will open its first Dallas location at 4814 Greenville Ave., the space previously occupied by healthy fast-food chain Start.

(The location also briefly housed a seafood restaurant called Caribbean’s Shark, which was the for less than a year.)

Project Pollo founder Lucas Bradbury said he was working to open the restaurant by mid-February.

It was an extended trip that made Dallas-area vegans eager and impatient. The restaurant was originally scheduled to open at 6857 Greenville Ave. in 2021, but factors like COVID-19 and good old Dallas got in the way.

“We encountered many obstacles as contractors were not obtaining permits for work done prior to our lease,” a spokesperson said.

When the new location became available, they quickly picked it up. It will have many advantages, including ample parking and valuable drive-thru. They will also have a full bar and live music.

The Pollo project started in 2020 as a food cart, but is growing rapidly, with new locations in Austin and Houston in addition to his hometown San Antonio.

The menu centers on “chickenless sandwiches” such as the Spicy Project, featuring breaded fried chicken with spicy garlic buffalo sauce and ranch, served with a pickled jalapeño.

Other menu items include burgers, cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, salads, a chicken Caesar wrap, and loaded “papas” — fries topped with queso, jalapeno, and chicken tenderloins.

Breakfast options include a chicken burrito, chicken and waffles, and a chicken biscuit.

“Pollo” is an exclusive soy-based chicken substitute that you can fry or grill.

Fans love their lush sauces and the decadent nature of dishes such as their macaroni and cheese, made with vegan cashew-based cheese.

Bradbury previously worked for a chain of convenience stores running concepts such as Dunkin and Which Wich, and was inspired to create the concept after encouraging his parents to adopt a plant-based diet for health reasons.

Its mission is to make plant-based food more accessible to all, story the San Antonio Current that they want everyone, regardless of income bracket, to be able to afford a plant-based lifestyle.

“Our concept isn’t about profit, it’s about people and access to plant-based foods at an affordable price,” says Bradbury.

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There’s an Amazing Mexican Food Buffet Near Cleveland https://trois-trente.com/theres-an-amazing-mexican-food-buffet-near-cleveland/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 19:31:23 +0000 https://trois-trente.com/theres-an-amazing-mexican-food-buffet-near-cleveland/ Posted in Cleveland January 19, 2022 by Nikki Rhoades There’s something indescribably delicious about Tex-Mex cuisine… wouldn’t it be amazing if we could dive into an all-you-can-eat Mexican buffet? While a Mexican food buffet may seem like a pipe dream, there’s an unsuspecting family restaurant near Cleveland that has made this incredible concept a reality. […]]]>

There’s something indescribably delicious about Tex-Mex cuisine… wouldn’t it be amazing if we could dive into an all-you-can-eat Mexican buffet? While a Mexican food buffet may seem like a pipe dream, there’s an unsuspecting family restaurant near Cleveland that has made this incredible concept a reality. Be sure to bring your appetite to Concord Family Restaurant, as you’ll want to stock up on tacos, barbacoa soup, salsa and more. Check it out:

In these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list at a later date.



This Mexican food buffet is close enough to Cleveland to be worth a visit…and you really won’t regret it. What are you most looking forward to snacking on? Share your opinion in the comments!

Looking for tacos closer to home? Pop over to La Plaza for the most authentic tacos in The Land.

Address: Concord Family Restaurant, 9853 Johnnycake Ridge Rd, Mentor, OH 44060, USA

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The only Popeyes buffet temporarily closed due to COVID. Will it reopen? https://trois-trente.com/the-only-popeyes-buffet-temporarily-closed-due-to-covid-will-it-reopen-2/ Thu, 09 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://trois-trente.com/the-only-popeyes-buffet-temporarily-closed-due-to-covid-will-it-reopen-2/ Did you know that the famous fried chicken chain has a buffet? The future of the latest Popeyes buffet – which has become a landmark for lovers of spicy fried chicken and an emblem of the popularity of the chicken sandwich – hangs in the balance. Popeyes’ location in Lafayette, Louisiana has been revered in […]]]>

Did you know that the famous fried chicken chain has a buffet?

The future of the latest Popeyes buffet – which has become a landmark for lovers of spicy fried chicken and an emblem of the popularity of the chicken sandwich – hangs in the balance.

Popeyes’ location in Lafayette, Louisiana has been revered in food circles for years. On a trip to Louisiana, Anthony Bourdain, the late Parts Unknown star, dined there for three consecutive days.

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Popeyes in Louisiana is considered the last existing Popeyes buffet, but the buffet was closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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There have been rumors for months that the famous buffet might not return once the pandemic is over – and Hot 107.9 reported on Wednesday that a worker said he would not – but a spokesperson for Popeyes said the restaurant has not made a decision on the buffet’s long-term future.

“The buffet has been closed due to covid restrictions and the restaurant has yet to decide whether or not to reopen the buffet,” Mollie Birer, spokesperson for the restaurant chain, said in an e- mail.

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This Popular Filipino Fast Food Restaurant is Coming to Southeast Michigan https://trois-trente.com/this-popular-filipino-fast-food-restaurant-is-coming-to-southeast-michigan/ Tue, 02 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://trois-trente.com/this-popular-filipino-fast-food-restaurant-is-coming-to-southeast-michigan/ Michigan is one of the last states in the Midwest to get a Jollibee, a popular fast food restaurant chain based in the Philippines. With 1,400 Jollibee stores worldwide, it’s one of the largest and fastest growing Asian restaurant businesses in the world and will soon be coming to Michigan, according to the business. Jollibee […]]]>

Michigan is one of the last states in the Midwest to get a Jollibee, a popular fast food restaurant chain based in the Philippines.

With 1,400 Jollibee stores worldwide, it’s one of the largest and fastest growing Asian restaurant businesses in the world and will soon be coming to Michigan, according to the business.

Jollibee is set to open its first Michigan location in a former Denny’s near Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, Crain’s Detroit Business reported.

The plans, first announced at a city council meeting in August, reported by the Sterling Heights Sentinel, call to demolish the Denny’s at 44945 Woodridge Dr. and build a 2,500 square foot building. The new Jollibee is expected to have drive-thru and an outdoor patio.

At the meeting, Sterling Heights Senior Economic Development Advisor Luke Bonner predicted that Jollibee fans from across the region would flock.

“I’m guessing the lines will be considerably long when they finally open, like Portillo’s,” Bonner said at the meeting, reported by Sterling Heights Sentinel.

The chain’s eclectic menu selections include fried chicken, spaghetti, and peach and mango pies. You can consult the complete menu here.

Customers dine at a Jollibee restaurant on April 11, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

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Founded in 1978, the chain is known for bringing a Filipino twist to American dishes, like fried chicken, burgers and spaghetti (topped with a sweet sauce, ham and hot dog). The company has seen rapid expansion in recent months, including at least 20 new stores in North America, according to a report by Detroit Metro timetable.

Additionally, Jollibee plans to reach 300 locations across North America by 2024, well beyond the 12 states and four Canadian provinces in which it currently resides.


“We remained nimble and optimistic, leading Jollibee to defy expectations in an extremely challenging year and deliver double-digit sales growth in North America,” said Maribeth Dela Cruz, President of Jollibee. Group North America, in a statement last year. “We are…thrilled to deliver a little spark of joy as we enter the festive season.”

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Fast food restaurant Jollibee reveals opening date in Reading https://trois-trente.com/fast-food-restaurant-jollibee-reveals-opening-date-in-reading/ Wed, 18 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://trois-trente.com/fast-food-restaurant-jollibee-reveals-opening-date-in-reading/ Jollibee told The Chronicle exclusively that he will open his seventh UK restaurant in Broad Street on Thursday September 9. The brand is famous worldwide for its crispy fried chicken, known as Chickenjoy. Reading foodies can get their hands on the tasty Filipino cuisine from 10am. The menu includes their signature Tropical Chicken Burger topped […]]]>

Jollibee told The Chronicle exclusively that he will open his seventh UK restaurant in Broad Street on Thursday September 9.

The brand is famous worldwide for its crispy fried chicken, known as Chickenjoy.

Reading foodies can get their hands on the tasty Filipino cuisine from 10am.

The menu includes their signature Tropical Chicken Burger topped with Asian Ginger Chilli Sauce. The Reading store will also serve halal meat.

Adam Parkinson, business manager of Jollibee Europe, said: “We are really on a roll now, opening a new restaurant every month. Reading topped our list as the regional center for shopping in the Thames Valley and an incredibly well-connected town in the booming economy of the South East.

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“I believe we have the best chicken burgers in the UK. They are crispy and juicy, and priced at just £3.99, extremely reasonably priced. We look forward to our Reading customers trying our burgers by themselves and let us know what they think.”

Jollibee hopes to attract workers and students who travel to Reading from surrounding areas as people return to offices, universities and colleges in September after the pandemic.

The opening of the restaurant will create new employment opportunities for up to 50 people in Reading.

Adam Parkinson added, “University is also a big draw for us because we know students will especially love our unique and delicious menu and great prices.

“Our store is designed to have a fun and relaxed vibe, where students can hang out with friends and feel welcome. We also saw demand for a Jollibee in Reading on our TikTok page, so we knew Reading would be the perfect place to open our next store.

“It’s the perfect time to open, with the Reading Festival approaching. We look forward to continuing the celebrations and bringing more joy to Reading and its high street.”

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Reading chronicle:

Jollibee has also just launched a range of new menu items which will all be available at Reading Restaurant, including the Spicy Chicken Burger, Chicken Sriracha Loaded Fries, Chicken Wrap and the summer exclusive Peach and Peach and Mango Cooler.

Jollibee is a popular restaurant chain, founded in 1978 by Tony Tan Caktiong in the Philippines.

Tony, the son of Chinese immigrants, built his business from humble beginnings in an ice cream shop, then expanded into a selection of hot meals.

The brand continues to be owned by the Jollibee Group and is now the market leader in the country’s restaurant industry, with over 1,478 locations worldwide as of December 31, 2020.

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Chef Keith Kash’s Who’s Got Soul Southern Grill Soul Food opens in Duluth, Georgia https://trois-trente.com/chef-keith-kashs-whos-got-soul-southern-grill-soul-food-opens-in-duluth-georgia/ Thu, 18 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://trois-trente.com/chef-keith-kashs-whos-got-soul-southern-grill-soul-food-opens-in-duluth-georgia/ With a Southern Grill soul, a quick and casual soul food restaurant owned by chef Keith Kash, will open next month on Breckinridge Boulevard in Duluth. Kash, who also owns Who’s Got Soul Southern Café and Who’s Got Soul Mobile Gourmet food truck, grew up in Harlem but has deep family roots in the South. […]]]>

With a Southern Grill soul, a quick and casual soul food restaurant owned by chef Keith Kash, will open next month on Breckinridge Boulevard in Duluth.

Kash, who also owns Who’s Got Soul Southern Café and Who’s Got Soul Mobile Gourmet food truck, grew up in Harlem but has deep family roots in the South. Her mother and father were born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, and Raeford, North Carolina, respectively. Kash credits his mother for his longtime love of Southern cooking and cooking.

Once opened, Who’s Got Soul Southern Grill will serve a menu of dishes described as “hybrid” soul food to provide patrons with a “healthy and authentic interpretation” of soul food classics. This includes offering a section on the menu of Southern-inspired salads, a selection of grilled and grilled vegetables, and a few vegan options, as well as staples like lamb chops, turkey wings, dinners of whiting fillet and fried chicken.

The counter service restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating on its patio. Spaces will be limited during the pandemic. Among the murals on the walls inside the restaurant, one created by local artist Demont Pinder depicts the Harlem subway station near where Kash grew up in New York City.

Open for lunch and dinner, from Tuesday to Sunday. Masks required. Limited places. Online take-out ordering will be available.

3580 Breckinridge Boulevard, Duluth. wgssoutherngrill.com.

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East Side soul food restaurant Mrs Kitchen is moving to Windcrest https://trois-trente.com/east-side-soul-food-restaurant-mrs-kitchen-is-moving-to-windcrest/ Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://trois-trente.com/east-side-soul-food-restaurant-mrs-kitchen-is-moving-to-windcrest/ It’s not just soul food that keeps customers coming back to Mrs. Kitchen. Certainly, customers rave about the fried chicken, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, meatloaf and collard greens that the East Side restaurant serves up in generous portions. But guests also return because the atmosphere is laid-back and the owners and staff are […]]]>

It’s not just soul food that keeps customers coming back to Mrs. Kitchen.

Certainly, customers rave about the fried chicken, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, meatloaf and collard greens that the East Side restaurant serves up in generous portions.

But guests also return because the atmosphere is laid-back and the owners and staff are friendly. The fare and ambiance are reminiscent of the comforts of home and reminiscent of their grandmother’s kitchen – which is owner Garlan McPherson’s inspiration.

As McPherson prepares to move from the cottage at 2242 E. Commerce St. which houses Ms. Kitchen to a much larger space at 5237 Walzem Road in Windcrest, he thinks his grandmother is smiling at him.


“You did well,” he thinks.

McPherson, who grew up East and North, decided to open the restaurant in 2011 after serving as a probation officer for Bexar County. He wanted to work for himself, he said, and as a child he had watched his grandmother cook.

Some doubted he would succeed in the neighborhood.

“I said, ‘No, you can,'” McPherson said.

Ms. Kitchen has become popular with San Antonio residents and foreigners alike. Staff started taking postcodes to see where customers were coming from; they came from all over town, McPherson said.

He said he was looking to give back to the community, employing neighborhood friends and offering large portions that could feed a family at affordable prices.

As more customers entered the roughly 1,700-square-foot home and struggled to find parking, McPherson said he began to pray and search for a bigger place to rent several years ago. years.

The coronavirus pandemic that took hold in San Antonio last spring made spacing constraints even more difficult. McPherson closed the restaurant and set up a makeshift drive-thru for takeout orders, but business took a hit.

He was primarily looking for a new location on the East Side, he said, but finding a large venue with ample parking and readily available was difficult. Plans to move to another location down the street did not come to fruition.

Then an opportunity to take over a space of around 8,000 square feet in Windcrest came along, with tables, chairs and plenty of room to spread out customers.

“We have to take our chances when it comes our way,” he said. “Now bring the tour buses, bring them all.”

McPherson had been specific in his prayers — he wanted a kitchen with red flooring and drainage, for example — and he said God answered.

“When I looked down, I saw this floor, I said, ‘God is so real,'” he said. “It just (brings) you to tears, how wonderful he is during this time.”

Ms. Kitchen will be opening her new digs soon, and McPherson plans to make a few additions to the menu. Prices will still be reasonable, he said, although portions may be slightly smaller. Rent is higher in Windcrest.

He could eventually open other businesses.

“I plan to come back and do things,” McPherson said of the East Side. “Now I can come back, and eventually things will get better and I can open another business on the East Side.”

Betty Braden, who lives near Ms Kitchen’s former East Commerce location, said she was sad to see the restaurant disappear.

Mrs. Kitchen’s fried chicken, pork chops, collard greens and green beans are favorites of her and her husband, Gene. The prices are good, she says, and the servers are friendly.

The couple, real estate developers, often took customers to restaurants. McPherson looked at space in a former Handy Andy distribution center near the AT&T center they’re redeveloping, Braden said.

“Their food is delicious,” she said. “It’s good home cooking.”

The Bradens can make the trip to Windcrest from time to time, she said, but it will be a planned outing instead of a quick trip down the street for lunch.

“I don’t know of any other restaurants like Ms. Kitchen in the area, so I think that type of food…there will be a vacancy there,” she said.

Tee Tee Bass-Merritt, who has been dining at the restaurant for around four years, plans to clear her schedule for the opening day of Mrs Kitchen in Windcrest. (McPherson has yet to set an opening date.)

She recently visited the new location and is thrilled that it is bigger and closer to where she lives in the Converse area.

“Once I went to Mrs. Kitchen, I was addicted to food,” Bass-Merritt said. “It feels like home.”

She first found the restaurant while searching for local soul food and black-owned businesses.

Aside from the food – “everything I’ve eaten is good,” she said, although she has a soft spot for smothered pork chops, candied yams and macaroni and cheese – the service , prices and family ownership stand out.

“It’s a bit of an all in one thing,” she said.

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