Wednesday, September 8, 2010
New branch of Buttons Restaurant opening in Addison
Signature restaurant expands brand with food and clothing line.
Cool is the word many use to describe Chef Keith “Buttons” Hicks and hot is exactly what his restaurant is -- one of the hottest spots in Fort Worth. Featuring live entertainment and a cozy atmosphere, Buttons has a steady flow of traffic. If the looks on faces are an indicator, there are some very satisfied customers who visit the location for the “authentic southern food and music for the soul.”
West Virginian born Chef Buttons enjoys cooking and says he takes pride in the food that is served at Buttons. The restaurant opened to rave reviews almost two years ago and on September 11 the second location will open in Addison.
“It’s going to be big,” said Chef Buttons, during a recent interview. “We have been well received in Fort Worth and we are excited about our newest location.”
Now the name “Buttons” has nothing to do with cooking, says the chef. Many have speculated about the origin of the name and once again the chef takes you back to his roots.
“My grandmother used to say I was as cute as a button,” explained Chef Hicks. “The name stuck.”
And now the name is becoming synonymous with good food, good times, good entertainment, and good people.
“We have some good cats in the kitchen making things happen and we’re excited about the future,” said the chef.
Pride in his work has paid off as customers wait patiently, sometimes for hours, to enjoy the signature chicken and waffles, tender prime steaks, or the jalapeno grits. In addition to an impressive menu, Buttons offers an extensive buffet for its popular Sunday brunch, which is accented with live entertainment.
Many of the popular features of the Fort Worth restaurant will be duplicated at the Addison location.
“Oh yes,” he noted, adding that having his name on the restaurant means the commitment is even stronger. “We have a reputation to uphold and expectations to meet.”
Buttons Restaurant President Herbert Hughes agrees.
“We’re extremely excited to bring Buttons Restaurant’s unique food and music for the soul to the signature quality dining and entertainment that is deeply-rooted in the Addison area,” he said.
The popularity of Buttons is not by accident. Just talking with Chef Hicks, you hear the passion and love for the work he puts into each item that appears on the menu. There’s the food, decor, entertainment, and there’s also online store that features Buttons memorabilia.
Since its opening in Fort Worth, Buttons has received numerous honors, and Chef Hicks is as big an attraction as the food. While the restaurant is successful and big things are expected for the new location, the chef and Mr. Hughes are also committed to being involved in uplifting and supporting community programs.
For the grand opening in Addison a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the “Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund” and the Primetime Association’s The TRUTH Camp.
“We’re a part of the community,” said the chef. “We have to give back.”
Knowing the commitment to providing quality food and service is enough to get folks lining up for the grand opening, and their community outreach is commendable and makes Buttons even more worthy of support.
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