The “Great Plains Kitchen,” located at the former Pizza Hut location on Highway 54 in Vandalia, has a goal of officially opening its doors on Tuesday, February 6.
Once open, breakfast starts at 7 a.m. A lunch buffet will be open daily from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with a dinner buffet running from 4-8 p.m. or close.
Vandalia’s newest restaurant will feature great menu items at affordable prices along with a high-quality buffet featuring food like fried chicken or possible themed items.
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Restaurant veterans Randy and Tina Ferris are excited to open “Great Plains Kitchen.”
The couple, who met in the industry, have been in the restaurant business their entire lives; Randy Ferris noted his time being around 36 years. They also currently own the “Brick City Buffet and Grill” in Mexico and “Saints Avenue Cafe” locations in Bowling Green, Canton, and Boone, Iowa.
Since the Ferris’ drive through Vandalia going in between their current establishments, they have become familiar with Vandalia. In fact, they’ve eaten at the Pizza Hut location several times in the past.
Randy Ferris said he asked a lot of questions in town and learned about the YMCA Project, the Vandalia Area Aquatics Center, and more. He said the couple is excited to become active members in supporting the Vandalia community, especially in offering fundraising opportunities through the location on Saturdays.
“We love families, the community, and kids and you have it all right here,” the couple noted.
There will also be fresh-baked rolls right out of the oven, hand-dipped ice creams, cakes, pies, and more. General Manager Jim McKeever will manage the day-to-day operations.