The Kroger Co.’s culinary development team announced a new restaurant concept, Kitchen 1883, which offers a fresh take on new American comfort food.

"With Kitchen 1883, our goal is to create a gathering place that offers a genuinely delicious place to relax and experience our food," says Daniel Hammer, vice president of culinary development and new business for the Cincinnati-based company. "The restaurant will feature a made-from-scratch menu, hand-crafted cocktails and a community-centered atmosphere."

Kitchen 1883's "New American Comfort" menu is a melting pot of American and international flavors. Located in Union, Ky., the restaurant will operate daily, offering lunch and dinner along with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant is scheduled to open in late October.