KR’s Kitchen introduces new outdoor eatery

Photospread (L-R_ Amy Van Arsdell and Gabrielle Marci)

Last month KR’s Kitchen launched a new outdoor eatery on campus. Outdoor Kitchen (OK) is a quick grab-and-go styled food option for students and staff. 

Congestion and traffic in KR’s was a concern because of COVID-19, which led to the debut of OK, according to KR’s Manager, Kim Armstrong. 

“It takes some traffic away from KR’s,” Armstrong said. “But it’s faster and convenient, and it seems to be working out quite nicely.”. 

OK has healthy food options, which are geared toward a more “outdoor theme.” Some sandwiches, such as “Tree Hugger” are an all vegan option. There are also items on the menu that are exclusively for OK and not KR’s.  OK is starting out small just to see what students like and has  gotten good feedback so far, according to Armstrong. 

Senior social work major Hadassah Jackson enjoys the new eatery because of its convenience for snacking between classes. 

“I would 100% recommend it to my friends,” Jackson said.. “At KR’s, we are a family, and it’s so great to be able to expand that, even through our new little eatery.”

In  a poll posted on theAccent’s Instagram page, students were asked:  “Have you eaten at KR’s new eatery, Outdoor Kitchen?”

Eighty percent (293 participants) said “no” and 20% (74 participants) said “yes.” 

OK is open for breakfast on Sundays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and additional meals  Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 10p.m. 

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