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Kuzzo's Chicken and Waffles on Detroit's Avenue of Fashion Reopens Saturday

March 13, 2020, 1:50 PM

Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles, a popular Southern soul food restaurant on Livernois Avenue in Northwest Detroit, reopens Saturday at 9 a.m.
The restaurant, which first opened in 2015, closed last summer for major renovations. 
“Don’t call it a comeback, we’ve been here for years," said owner Ron Bartell in a statement.
“It’s been a journey since I closed the restaurant back in August of 2019, for some much-need renovations to the kitchen, front-of-house deep cleaning, improvements in our standard operating procedures, and review – with an eye on improving our customer service through talent acquisition and refined staff training methods. 

(Photo: Instagram/David Rudolph)
"From the restaurant’s exterior, to the bar and dining area, things will look the same. However, the back-of-house in the kitchen is where significant improvements were made with an investment of nearly $350,000. Kuzzo’s has a new kitchen, with all new equipment -- some of which were custom designed for how we prepare and dredge our chicken before we fry it; and a waffle irons station that now supports seven waffle irons cooking at once."
Realizing that the opening comes at a time of concern about the coronavirus, the restaurant at 19345 Livernois, between Outer Drive West and Cambridge Avenue emphasizes, that it's partnering with food delivery services -- Urber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub, and Black and Mobile, a new black-owned food delivery service in Detroit.

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