Overland Park updates: Makeover for Ken-Taco-Hut, new pretzel place, BBQ opening delayed
June 20, 2017 - bbq set
Overland Park’s Ken-Taco-Hut is about to get a makeover.
After some-more than 25 years of operations, a 6,500-square-foot KFC/Taco Bell/Pizza Hut complex, in Rosana Square during 7100 W. 119th St., temporarily close down Saturday for a $2 million renovation. It is scheduled to free in 12 weeks with only a KFC and Taco Bell.
“It was a business preference not to lift on with a Pizza Hut. It didn’t have as many consumer direct and orders took longer to finish than a other concepts, generally with a twin drive-thru,” pronounced Michelle Doebele, mouthpiece for KBP Foods in Overland Park.
KBP Foods will redo a masquerade with section and unsettled timber accents, and put in new landscaping and extraneous lighting. The interior will have a contemporary pattern with loll seating, Wi-Fi connectivity, a sell area offered KFC and Taco Bell merchandise, and Stubborn Soda, PepsiCo’s qualification soda line.
KBP Foods skeleton to reconstruct 250 of a 450 KFC and Taco Bell restaurants in 20 states by 2020.
The Ken-Taco-Hut was referred to as a “all in one” in a 1992/1993 write directory.
Dan Wikiera grew adult in Kansas City; his mother grew adult in St. Louis where she introduced him to her inner favorite Pretzel Boy’s.
They assured a owners to let them open one here. Dan initial lerned during a St. Louis shops, afterwards sealed a chartering agreement that allows him to use a name and recipes, though with inner vendors like Fritz’s Meats Superior Sausage, and to set his possess prices.
He non-stop Pretzel Boy’s during 9559 Nall Ave., Overland Park, in late April.
The emporium offers creatively finished plain pretzels, as good as pretzels wrapped around beef such as Fritz’s brats, Italian sausage, duck Andouille and prohibited gloss sausage, and afterwards baked. It also has house-made dips and celebration trays, and can do custom-shaped pretzels.
But a plain hand-twisted pretzels are a many renouned order, starting during $1.52 for one. Discounts are accessible for incomparable orders, including 55 cents a square for orders of 100 or more.
“We’ve finished a integrate of marriage receptions where they have systematic a integrate hundred,” Wikiera said.
Billy Sims Barbecue was set to launch a initial area plcae on May 26, only in time for a Memorial Day weekend.
But afterwards Overland Park officials had a demeanour during a operation during 9222 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, and motionless it indispensable a improved movement system.
“There are dual opposite ways to implement a smoker and there was miscommunication on a contractor’s behalf. It is not a city’s fault, is a contractor’s error really,” pronounced Jeff Jackson, co-founder and franchisor. ”We’ll get there and go above and beyond.”
Now a soothing opening has been pushed behind to Jun 27. Billy Sims skeleton to be in city for a central grand opening on Jun 30 and Jul 1.
According to a city, Sims didn’t accommodate a 2012 building formula requirement that compulsory a hood complement for inner smokers. The city was peaceful to extend a special use assent for a proxy outmost system.