Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a Celtic-themed sports bar chain known for its scantily clad servers, rolled out its first area location in March.
This month it began introducing a new lunch special that will run through early fall. Entrees are $2 off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and served 20 minutes after the order is placed. If it takes longer, the customer gets a voucher for a free lunch entree on a later visit.
Its Hoppy Hour features such items a Slider Town (a meatball marinara with provolone, or pulled pork and barbecue for $3.50) and Pint O’Fries (with Cajun or Sriracha for $3).
New franchisee, TK KC LLC, leased the former Wil Jenny's building at 6700 W. 135th St. in Overland Park, and renovated the spot for Tilted Kilt. It also plans to open two more Tilted Kilt locations in the Kansas City region.
At Tilted Kilt, female employees wear “sexy plaid kilts and matching plaid bras with white camp shirt,” and male employees wear traditional-length black kilts and black T-shirts. The menu includes Irish dip (shaved rib eye steak topped with melted Swiss cheese and a side of hot au jus for dipping), fish-and-chips, blackened chicken flatbread, shepherd's pie, Dublin Irish stew, and specialty burgers.
“I wanted to bring something different to Overland Park. A restaurant that offers a delightful experience to every guest through our themed concept and great food,” said Wail Nessim, president of TK KC.
Bob Evans closings
Bob Evans Farms Inc. has shuttered restaurants in Merriam, Overland Park and the Northland.
In late April, the New Albany, Ohio-based company announced 20 restaurant closings over the next 12 months with the majority of locations scheduled to close by the end of May.
It has now closed locations at 5870 Antioch Road, Merriam; 9102 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park; and 8501 N. Church Road in the Northland, as well as one in St. Joseph, Mo.
Four other area locations are still in operation.
In a statement, chief financial officer Mark Hood said: “Closing a restaurant is a difficult decision as it directly impacts our guests and employees. These restaurants, however, despite efforts to improve performance, were not meeting expectations.”
He said employees at the closed restaurants would be offered positions in nearby Bob Evans restaurants where possible.
The company operated 564 Bob Evans Restaurants in 19 states at the end of its fiscal quarter ending Jan. 23.
La Fuente Mexican Restaurant, with several locations on the Missouri side of the state line, has opened its first operation in Kansas.
It features a large menu that includes appetizers, a variety of nachos, soups, salads, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas, tacos and entrees like Pollo Cheese Dip (grilled chicken over rice and topped with cheese sauce) and Yucatan Shrimp (grilled shrimp with house-made Yucatan sauce, zucchini, and red and yellow peppers over steamed rice).
La Fuente took a 6,000-square-foot building at 10901 W. 75th St., Shawnee. Sizzles BBQ Bar & Grill formerly occupied the space.
La Fuente also has restaurants in Independence, Kearney, Lee’s Summit and Smithville.
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