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Kuma's Plan To Have Lines Out the Door At Two Locations

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jan 19, 2009 3:30PM

2009_01_kumas.jpg After turning down offers to venture out to Vegas, Kuma's Corner owner Mike Cain told Time Out Chicago that he does have expansion on the brain. In addition to bringing Kuma's winning blend of minor chord metal and gourmet burgers to other working class towns, Cain is planning a second Kuma's location specializing in Southern cuisine.

"I have this guy here, a cook, Dan, and he’s really awesome at making Southern food... (s)o that’s next. We’re gonna do barbecue, fried chicken, greens, that kind of thing. And come May, there’ll be plenty of empty spots so I’m just keeping my eyes open for the right one. I’ll know it when I see it."

TOC's Heather Shouse says that Cain is eyeing Uptown and Wicker Roger's Park as prospective locations for the future Kuma's South, but we think that, given the bees-to-honey drawing power of the Kuma's name, they could set it up in any number of neighborhoods and have folks waiting in line for a couple hours.