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For more than a century, this restaurant has put the 'Kentucky' in Northern Kentucky

March 22, 2022  You know what I really like about the Greyhound, though? It's that it puts the "Kentucky" in Northern Kentucky with its excellent versions of Southern classics such as fried green tomatoes, country ham and the classic hot brown. We here in Cincinnati tend to overlook all the culinary contributions the Bluegrass State has made to the world, but the Greyhound honors them and gives them a big warm hug. 

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Northern Kentucky-based One Holland Restaurant Group named First Watch’s 2021 Franchisee of Year

Jan 8th, 2022  “First Watch has an exceptional franchise community – all of whom do an incredible job maintaining the high level of operational excellence we are known for delivering. Gary Holland and the team at Bluegrass consistently execute at the highest levels and meet or exceed our expectations in all areas of the business from their focus on developing strong leaders from within, their high customer satisfaction scores and their strong financial results,” said Chris Tomasso, First Watch President and CEO.

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One Holland Restaurant Group buys Barleycorns, keeping management, employees and tradition

Dec 10, 2021  Barleycorns, which for nearly 50 years has been the region’s favorite neighborhood sports bar and grill, has been sold to Taylor Mill-based One Holland Restaurant Group in a joining of two of Northern Kentucky’s most recognizable and successful restaurant operators.

 

Joe Heil, whose brother Ken founded Barleycorns with an original location on Sixth Street in Downtown Cincinnati, will continue to oversee the three existing Barleycorn’s locations in Cold Spring, Florence and Lakeside Park, where the outdoor patio is a popular outdoor dining and gathering spot.

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The restaurant entrepreneur bringing Roy Rogers back just bought Barleycorn's

Dec 9th, 2021  The restaurant group responsible for bringing the Roy Rogers chain back to Greater Cincinnati announced Thursday it has also acquired Barleycorn's, a popular Northern Kentucky sports bar. 

Taylor Mill-based One Holland Restaurant Group, which has expanded to own multiple locations of Skyline Chili, LaRosa's Pizzeria, and Dunkin' among others, said in a news release that the purchase was a natural fit. 

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Roy Rogers restaurants returning to Cincinnati

Oct 14th, 2021  One Holland Corp. restaurant group CEO and founder Gary Holland fondly recalls the local lore that Roy Rogers himself was born in downtown Cincinnati in a house that was later torn down to make room for Riverfront Stadium, home to the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals for 30 years. Legend has it that the Rogers' home eventually became second base at Riverfront. He describes Roy Rogers Restaurants as an iconic brand that will be warmly welcomed back to Greater Cincinnati.

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Long-time Lexington fine-dining icon is about to go through a historic change. 

October 13, 2021  Merrick Inn, a traditional and popular Lexington fine-dining fixture for more than 45 years, is changing hands. Jennifer and Bobby Murray, who have owned and operated the venerable restaurant on the former Thoroughbred farm, are selling the business to One Holland Restaurant Group.

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More pay isn't helping some Central KY employers fill jobs.

June 25, 2021  Besides increasing everyone’s pay and providing additional bonuses, Holland implemented a tuition reimbursement program that pays up to $5,200 a year for employees attending college. In the past, he said the company hired people at a starting wage of $10 to $12 an hour. Now, he said, “we don’t even bat an eye paying them $14, $15, $16” when an applicant interviewed is clearly “a people person.”  Read more here.

Richmond LaRosa's to open on Monday.

May 21, 2021  The restaurant will include a large patio, full-service bar, and a 160-person capacity dining room. A press release for the ribbon-cutting said all of LaRosa's famous family recipe pizzas and other Italian favorites would be available for dine-in, pick-up, and delivery.

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'First Watch' now hiring for new restaurant in Georgetown.

April 26, 2021  A popular breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant chain is now hiring as it plans to take over the space previously occupied by Ruby Tuesday’s off I-75 in Georgetown, according to One Holland Corporation.

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One Holland Restaurant Group was voted as one of the 2022 Best Workplaces in NKY.

April 4th, 2022  One Holland Corporation, a restaurant group based in Taylor Mill, has seen tremendous growth since its founding in 2000. Started by CEO Gary Holland, One Holland began with just one restaurant. Today, it includes 39 restaurants and continues to grow. According to Holland, the corporation’s primary focus is on “guest satisfaction through serving quality food, providing hospitable service and building first-class facilities.

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Residential development with Brewery, restaurants planned for Independence.

March 2, 2021   The Downs of Nicholson is expected to include a micro-brewery and tap room, a drive-through restaurant, a sit-down restaurant, and 85 two- and three-bedroom patio homes with attached two-car garages. The residential community will boast amenities like a swimming pool and clubhouse.

The site will also feature a gas station with convenience store.

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New LaRosa's opening in Nicholasville.  Here's how to get free pizza, swag.

March 19, 2021  The 160-seat dining room will offer dine-in, pick-up and delivery. It’s the third LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria in the Lexington area, following one on Richmond Road and a take-out only location on Southland Drive.

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Greyhound Tavern listed as KY's "Most Legendary Restaurant" in national profile.

February 2, 2021  "I grew up loving the Greyhound, I always knew that it was special, but I had no idea just how special," Holland said. "The loyalty of the customers is amazing. We turn 100 years old next month, and to see the following the Greyhound has had for so many years is truly incredible." 

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New restaurants opening in Brannon Crossing; first one coming this month.

December 7,  2020   The 2,700-square-foot restaurant will include a 96-seat dining room as well as a drive-thru so you can get Cincinnati chili, coneys and “ways” safely. The LaRosa’s will be 5,500 square feet and include a 160-person dining room, as well as a full-service bar and a “Buddy Room” for parties and events. Pick-up and delivery also will be available.  Read more here.

Lexington Pizza Week is here.  Here is the menu of special pies you can try for $6.

November 17, 2020   Big Bleu Cheese: Ranch dressing, medium wing sauce, onions, jalapenos, chicken, provolone, blue cheese crumbles and bacon. Skyline Chili Pizza: Skyline Chili topped with a mound of shredded cheddar cheese baked on LaRosa’s traditional crust. You can also ask for mustard and onions.  Read more here.

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Iconic Northern Kentucky restaurant Greyhound Tavern sold to One Holland.

November 10,  2020   The Wainscotts called Holland, 49, a prime example of the American dream who started One Holland 20 years ago with one Skyline Chili location and a love for the restaurant business.  Holland has grown his company into multiple locations of Skyline Chili, LaRosa’s Pizzeria, First Watch, and Dunkin restaurants in Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati, Louisville, and Lexington.  Read more here.