Rusty Bucket hits the ‘refresh’ button on popular menu items

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern — which operates restaurants in front of the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp., in Liberty Center, and in Deerfield Twp. near Mason — has hit the “refresh” button on some of its most popular menu items and has made it more convenient to make reservations as well.

The new menu items are available at all locations, according to a release from the Columbus-based chain. They include:

  • Bucket Bites: mini burgers on potato buns with caramelized onions and American cheese, topped with pickle chips; 
  • Baja Fish Tacos: served blackened, topped with pico de gallo, green cabbage, avocado lime drizzle and fresh cilantro, served with Cuban-style black beans and rice; 
  • Mac n’ Cheese: Swiss and American cheeses melted with heavy cream and Blue Moon white ale, tossed with large elbow macaroni, topped with kettle-cooked potato chips, scallions, and diced tomatoes, and served with garlic cheese bread. 

New side dishes have also been added to the restaurant chain’s catering menu as well, including: Coleslaw, Fruit, Broccoli, Roasted Carrots, Mashers, Quinoa Farro Salad, and Italian Pasta Salad.  

Rusty Bucket Mac N Cheese

Rusty Bucket officials also announces it has become one of the first casual restaurants to offer online reservations, which they say will make it easier for parties of all sizes to reserve seating in advance, including putting their party on a wait-list. 

The chain also has entered into an exclusive third-party delivery partnership with DoorDash, and previously introduced online ordering and a mobile app.

 “We are thrilled to be evolving our menu to refresh our fan-favorite comfort dishes while adding even more convenience to enhance guests’ experiences and appetites,” Gary Callicoat, president of Rusty Bucket, said in a release.  

Rusty Bucket was founded in 2002 and operates 23 locations in Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Indiana, North Carolina and Colorado.

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Mark Fisher, Dayton Daily News | January 24, 2019