UNION, KY. — The Kroger Co.’s new restaurant concept, Kitchen 1883, has officially opened in Union, Kentucky. The 94-seat restaurant, which serves “a fresh take on new American comfort food,” is attached to Kroger’s Union Marketplace location but features a separate entrance from the grocery store.

Named for the year that Barney Kroger opened his first grocery store in Cincinnati, Kitchen 1883 operates daily offering lunch and dinner along with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant offers such dishes as vegan white bean chili, crab remoulade salad, craft beer battered cod and fried chocolate chip cookie dough.

Kitchen 1883’s executive chef is Christopher Bushelman, a restaurant industry veteran who was most recently executive chef at Incline Public House in Cincinnati. Bushelman also worked as the corporate chef for Fortney Hospital Group Inc., developing the culinary development that helped launch the national franchises of Bar Louie and Brothers Bar & Grill.

Kroger first announced its new restaurant concept in September.

“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, vice-president of culinary development and new business for Kroger, at the time of the announcement. “The restaurant will feature a made-from-scratch menu, hand-crafted cocktails and a community-centered atmosphere.”

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