Kenny Carr, owner of the KC’s Grill restaurants in Prairieville and Baton Rouge, is opening a new concept eatery on Monday, hoping the restaurant on Old Jefferson Highway becomes a date-night destination in south Baton Rouge.
Just Wingin It is a sports bar that not only has the standard features—25 TVs on the walls, two dozen beers on tap, burgers and chicken wings—but also wine, charcuterie and cheese.
“The philosophy in the restaurant business is daddy’ll eat anywhere, but if momma don’t want to go, you’re not going,” Carr says. “We wanted a place where men can go that women feel comfortable with and would want to go too.”
Carr partnered with local homebuilder Jeff Purpera Jr., of DSLD Homes, on the new 4,500-square-foot restaurant, which they hope to eventually franchise if it proves popular with the customers. The restaurant, located in the Willowbrook Shopping Center on the corner of Old Jefferson Highway and Hoo Shoo Too Road, will be staffed with 25-30 employees.
Carr says he’s working to get the restaurant added to Waitr within the next month, an addition he expects to be important for his bottom line.
He expects many of his customers to come from nearby subdivisions, people who may not want to jump back into the evening traffic on Airline Highway to go out to eat.