Granite City joins with PrepsKC
By PrepsKC staff
PrepsKC is pleased to announce its new partnership with Granite City Food and Brewery.
Granite City Food and Brewery join a long list of blue chip advertisers that are community focused and are helping to bring the ultimate high school football coverage to the Kansas City Metro.
PrepsKC Managing Editor Dion Clisso said this new partnership is in line with PrepsKC’s commitment to work with outstanding companies who value their customers and the communities they work in.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Granite City Food and Brewery,” Clisso said. “This growing company has a commitment to service to its customers and the people of the communities in which they operate.
“This partnership is just another way PrepsKC continues to provide the best high school football coverage in the country while working with outstanding partners who share our vision of a quality product that benefits the entire Kansas City Metro.”
Granite City Food and Brewery was started in St. Cloud, Minn. 12 years ago. It is a “polished casual” dining experience that spread through Minnesota into Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota first. It has since expanded to 27 locations across the Midwest with a strategy for continued growth. There are three locations in the Kansas City metro area, Zona Rosa, Legends and Olathe.
“We have received great support in this community from our guests and are excited about the future in this market,” Granite City Food and Brewery Director of Operations Gabe Caruthers said. “At Granite City we really do consider ourselves family. Nearly all of the managers and staff including myself have strong ties to the communities we work in. We weren’t sent here by a large corporation. We are from here, live here and benefit from all of the great things that Kansas City has to offer.
“Granite City doesn't spend millions of dollars on marketing like some of our competition. The way that we spread recognition of our brand is through participating in not just siphoning from the community. Giving back is something we will always do. From Toys for Tots to children’s hospitals to high schools and churches we get out there and try to be hands on not just write a check. We want to meet the people who work so hard to make this a great city and help them drive the causes that they believe in.”
Granite City prides itself on offering fresh food made from scratch that fills out a large menu with reasonable prices. The large staff is committed to service and making sure customers are not left waiting. The atmosphere is classy but not stuffy that is great for a family, an intimate dinner or to watch the game.
Caruthers said Granite City has many new and exciting changes on the horizon.
“We are currently looking into enhancing the variety of choices for our guests,” Caruthers said. “In Zona Rosa and Olathe we are adding additional private dining spaces for parties and meetings, and expanding the bar area. In Olathe we are looking at potentially adding a patio, more televisions and opening up our foyer for a more comfortable and welcoming first impression. As the community in Legends grows so will we. With a great following out near the race track we are going to do some pretty special stuff in the next 18 months...but don't want to let the cat out of the bag just yet.”
For more information on Granite City go to www.gcfb.net.
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