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Standees — The Entertaining Eatery tweaks its menu

Updated: 2013-11-21T14:22:37Z

By JOYCE SMITH

The Kansas City Star

Standees — The Entertaining Eatery opened in May with five different menus — a restaurant menu, a bar menu, a beverage menu, a happy hour menu, and a dessert and coffee menu.

Then restaurant customers would see someone at the bar with an order of fried green tomatoes, which was just on the bar menu. They wondered why that wasn’t an option on their menu.

So now the menus have been combined into one.

Some things have been dropped like the duck confit hand-rolls. Other items have been added, including four new entree salads, a King Salmon Club, and Creekstone Farms Kansas City Strip Steak. Customers also have the option of adding a soup or side salad to their entree orders.

Standees, an upscale casual restaurant alongside three movie theaters, also set out to be a date night place, but found many parents wanted to go out to dinner and movie with their children.

So it now has a children’s menu — hot dogs, mac-and-cheese, mini burgers, and chicken tenders. It also will show more children’s movies in the theaters, especially during the holidays and summer vacations. On Tuesday, it will premiere the Disney animated movie Frozen.

The restaurant, at 3935 W. 69th Terrace in Prairie Village, also has expanded its happy hour food and drink specials. They are now offered from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Thursday when the happy hour is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The specials include domestic bottles of beer for $1.25 and select appetizers for $5.

The menu changes were all due customer feedback.

“Our concept of a restaurant that entertains you is a new one so it has to be an evolving process and we have to listen to our customers and deliver what they want,” said Justin Scott, chief marketing officer for Standees.

Standees’ hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC

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