By Wayne Allen
July 31, 2013
PDT Staff Writer
The potential answers for the age old question of, “where are we going to eat?” widened this week with the opening of Granny’s Kountry Kitchen at 416 Chillicothe Street in Portsmouth.
Darlene Rutledge, co-owner of the business, has overcome a lot to open the new establishment.
“We’ve had this building before and I became ill and had to close it,” Rutledge said. “Now I’m three years in remission so, I’m good to go again.”
Rutledge said the business is named Granny’s Kountry Kitchen because of the decor.
“When people come in they will notice the space is done up in primitive and All-American. It’s a very pretty place to be and people will feel like home,” Rutledge said.
She said Granny’s Kountry Kitchen officially opened last week.
“We opened with no advertising to work the kinks out, before we did a grand opening,” Rutledge said.
She said a grand opening celebration will be scheduled for the near future. There are 25 people working at Granny’s Kountry Kitchen.
She said the community has started to take notice they are open and the reaction thus far has been positive.
In addition to the Portsmouth location, Rutledge and her husband Mark operate two other businesses in Ironton.
Darlene Rutledge said some of the unique items offered at Granny’s Kountry Kitchen include a full menu of items, a different daily special, a variety of desserts and a number of other items.
The hours of operation are from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Delivery is available within the city of Portsmouth and New Boston.
For more information about Granny’s Kountry Kitchen call, 740-876-8298.
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