The Kroger Co. and its culinary development team officially rolled out its new restaurant concept, Kitchen 1883, on Thursday. The concept will offer a fresh take on new American comfort food, the company says.

"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, Kroger's vice president of culinary development and new business. "The restaurant will feature a made-from-scratch menu, hand-crafted cocktail and a community-centered atmosphere."

The first location will be in Union, Kentucky, in the greater Cincinnati area. it will operate daily, offering lunch and dinner and weekend brunches. It is scheduled to open in late October. According to Kroger, Kitchen 1883's "New American Comfort" menu is a melting pot of American and international flavors.