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Davidson’s Acclaimed Kindred Team Takes Milk Bread Doughnuts and More Past Takeout Phase

Plus massive fried chicken sandwiches at Milkbread

Milk bread doughnuts
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Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

When COVID shutdowns hit Davidson, North Carolina, restaurateurs Joe and Katy Kindred had to figure out how to pivot their seasonal Italian menu at their downtown restaurant Kindred into food that would travel well to homes in takeout containers. They wanted comfort and nostalgia in a box, which translated to milk bread doughnuts, massive fried chicken sandwiches, and a fresh and fun wines. The concept was such a hit that the couple will now use that menu for a spinoff cafe named Milkbread.

Opening later this year at 624 Jetton Street in Davidson, Milkbread will offer all the COVID hits, plus vegetable bowls, salads, coffee drinks from local company Summit Coffee, beers, and wine.

Katy says, “One of the gifts of Covid was the unflinching support from our community. They showed up for us and we in turn tried to provide some sense of hope and optimism through food, both for the community and our team. Now those pivots have their own home. We’re excited and very grateful.”

This will be the third restaurant for Joe and Kathy, after Kindred and Hello Sailor in Cornelius, North Carolina. Once open, Milkbread will serve seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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