Interview – KC Kitchen & Pizzeria
We recently got to meet Danny, owner of KC Kitchen & Pizzeria, a new pizza kitchen that specializes in high-quality ingredients as well as being the place to go to catch all of KC’s sports. We watched him prepare the most delicious pizza we have had around town in a while. They’re located over on the corner of 39th and Southwest Traffic way, so make sure to read on to find out how you can get a special discount exclusive to residents of Mac Properties!
Who are you?
“My name is Danny Clarkson, I am the owner of KC Kitchen & Pizzeria.”
Where are you from? If not from KC, how did you end up here?
“I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I spent the last three years in Branson owning a retail store. I wanted to live in a bigger city and was ready to open a restaurant. I lived in Kansas City for about a year when my sister was going to K.U., and liked the city, so I made the move.”
How long have you been in the business?
“I was the manager of a pizzeria in Minnesota for almost a decade. This is the first restaurant I’ve been the owner of. The project started in February, and we’ve been open since May 1st.”
Why did you decide to go into the restaurant business?
“I’ve been around the restaurant and pizza business since I was a kid and then spent three years promoting healthy living while I was selling for Vitamix. I wanted to continue that by bringing a healthier option to pizza.”
Why did you choose this location near Westport?
“It’s an iconic location in a busy spot in KC, making it perfect for us.”
What are your goals for 2016 and beyond?
“We believe we have the best pizza in Kansas City, and our goal is for the rest of KC to taste it. We have no doubt you will agree! We’re also in the process of expanding our menu to offer even more healthy options including grass fed burgers and free-range chicken sandwiches.”
Who is your primary clientele?
“Anyone that likes to eat! People that care about what they eat. Anyone looking for late night food, we deliver until 4 AM.”
What do you want people to know about you and your restaurant?
“One of the biggest things we did to renovate the space was to expand the bar, which made an awesome atmosphere to watch sporting events. We have The NFL Ticket & MLB Extra Innings, so you can watch all of your favorite teams. We have great happy hour & game specials.”
Tell us one interesting story about your business. Can be anything that comes to mind.
“No one particular story stands out, but starting a new business, every single day offers something interesting.”
What are your hours of operation?
“We’re open Sunday-Thursday 11AM-3AM and Friday & Saturday 11AM-4AM. We deliver late!”
Where can people find you online or otherwise learn more about your business?
“Our website is kckitchenpizza.com We’re also on Facebook & Twitter @kckitchenpizza. Follow our pages for exclusive offers.”
Are there any discounts you can offer residents who read this post?
“All Mac Residents will receive 10% off any food purchases at KC Kitchen & Pizzeria – Delivery or Dine-in. Just mention you are with Mac and show this post”.