You'll have to wait to sip cocktails at Kroger

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You'll have to wait to sip cocktails at Kroger

While the Marketplace in Union has opened, the restaurant/bar won't happen
until October

Kroger's first restaurant will open in Union near the Marketplace

As you know by now, Kroger is opening its very first restaurant in Union KY.

Kitchen 1883 -- a name chosen in homage to the year Barney Kroger founded the retailer -- will serve comfort food from a “made from scratch menu” alongside hand-crafted cocktails in a family friendly atmosphere, according to an online job posting.

The menu will be a melting pot of American and international flavors.

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. The restaurant is scheduled to open in late October.

"Kitchen 1883 is about the community and the foods they love. It’s about gathering to celebrate life over food that speaks to the soul," says the restaurant's webpage.

Kroger officials have spoken about expanding its reach so as to capture all the food its customers eat.

The so-called “share of stomach” strategy would double the growth opportunity vs. playing against supermarket retailers alone. “We know that the massive $1.5 trillion U.S. food market creates a unique and sustainable growth opportunity for Kroger,” CEO Rodney McMullen told Supermarket News.