For years, Western New York's toughest tables to get have included the ones at Bar Bill, the East Aurora tavern famed for wings and beef on weck.
In June, the restaurant hopes to ease the logjam by opening Bar Bill Takeout, at 191 Main St., three buildings east of Bar Bill, located at 185 Main St.
Located in the rear of the building that holds Aurora Brew Works, the new kitchen will offer the entire Bar Bill menu, and one item the original doesn't offer – full-sized pizzas.
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Bar Bill, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, already offered takeout, owner Clark Crook said. It's a segment of business that has grown so much it added to delays in the dining room. In the summer, he said, 90-minute waits are not uncommon.
Since there was no way to add capacity to the existing kitchen, another kitchen was necessary. "This one will be a little bit bigger," he said, and offer family-sized pizzas as well as the 10-inch pizzas made at Bar Bill.
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The plan is to open Bar Bill Takeout on June 1, Crook said.
"The primary benefit to us is to allow us to turn tables a little bit faster and improve customer service within the restaurant," he said. "Having said that, there are also people in town who would like the opportunity to enjoy Bar Bill food, but are not necessarily into the Bar Bill scene, so to speak."
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