Rusty Bucket, a national American tavern-style restaurant that serves family-friendly comfort foods, will add two Michigan restaurants in Northville and Bingham Farms this fall with plans for additional locations in the state.
“We think of ourselves as doing comfort food at its best,” says Gary Callicoat, Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern president, which is based out of Columbus, Ohio. “We take fine dining dishes and bring them down to a level where people can enjoy them.”
The restaurants, both about 4,500 square feet with 1,000 feet patios, will be built at Northville Park Place, a shopping center off Haggerty and Seven Mile roads, and off Telegraph Road in Bingham Farms. Currently, the company has a restaurant in Bloomfield Hills on Woodward Avenue and one in Northville on Sheldon Road.
The menu at both restaurants will include such items as turkey club and Reuben sandwiches, barbecue ribs, macaroni and cheese, as well as various types of burgers, pizzas, and salads. The restaurant also has an extensive beer and cocktail list.
The original Rusty Bucket in Northville is also undergoing a renovation to update the furniture, add a new bar top, and install a texting system to notify guests when their table is ready.
Callicoat says they plan on hiring 100 people at each location. He’s also looking to expand the chain to other Detroit suburbs, as well as Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and East Lansing.