RUSTY BUCKET RESTAURANT AND TAVERN EXPANDS, REMODELS MICHIGAN LOCATIONS Rusty Bucket to add 200 jobs to Michigan economy by end of 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 20, 2015) – Two new locations, one restaurant remodel, and a strong focus on job recruitment are all part of Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern’s significant growth plan in Michigan, which will result in four total Rusty Bucket locations in Michigan by the beginning of August 2015.


“Michigan has welcomed Rusty Bucket with open arms, and we’re thrilled to expand our presence in the state so that even more guests can experience firsthand the Rusty Bucket commitment to great dining and food in a fun, family-friendly environment,” said Gary Callicoat, president and founder of Rusty Bucket. “We’re also proud to support the Michigan economy by adding more than 200 jobs and to support local businesses by purchasing materials and fresh produce and food from local suppliers.”


Restaurant Openings and Remodels

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern has been part of the fabric of the Michigan community since 2008, with one restaurant in Northville and another in Bloomfield. This year, two new Rusty Bucket locations will open in the community: a location will open in Northville Park Place in June and another will open in Bingham Farms in August. Rusty Bucket is also exploring opportunities to open restaurants in additional Michigan markets in 2016.


In addition to the two new Michigan Rusty Bucket restaurants, the Northville location will receive a facelift with design enhancements and new décor. The restaurant will receive new lighting, tables, booths and chairs, as well as a new bar top. To complete the renovations, Rusty Bucket Northville will close Monday, April 20, and reopen on Friday, April 24 at 4 p.m. for dinner service.


Recruitment and Job Opportunities 

Job recruitment and career development is a top priority for Rusty Bucket in 2015. More than 10 managers and 200 associates will be hired this year to fill positions within the new and existing restaurant locations.


Rusty Bucket offers associates generous benefits packages and proper training, including hands-on experience and guidance from an experienced managerial team. More than 75 percent of Rusty Bucket managers have been promoted from within, because the company believes in putting its associates first and empowering them to be leaders and well educated.


Menu enhancements

To maintain its focus on providing a fresh, wholesome menu for guests, Rusty Bucket has updated its kid’s menu to offer children additional healthy meal options. The restaurant is now officially part of National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell Program, which is a national program committed to providing families with a growing selection of healthful children’s menu choices while dining out. Nutritious choices on Rusty Bucket’s menu include: grilled chicken fingers, grilled Atlantic cod, and kid's veggie pizza.


From hearty and wholesome familiar favorites to something light, Rusty Bucket menu items are prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients. Rusty Bucket also offers a Fresh Features program, which introduces new menu items and brings back popular guest favorites from menus past. The chef-driven bar uses fresh-squeezed fruits that blend well with spirits and mixers for the array of handcrafted cocktails. Rusty Bucket also carefully selects craft beers and barrel-aged cocktails that pair with every fresh plate.


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About Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern:

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern is committed to providing local communities and guests familiar favorites as a classic chef-driven American restaurant and tavern. Rusty Bucket, a sister company of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, was founded in 2002 and currently operates 17 locations in Ohio, Michigan, Florida and Indiana. Named by Nation’s Restaurant News as a Breakout Brand in 2014, Rusty Bucket plans to open five new locations in both 2015 and 2016 as part of its significant growth strategy. For more information, visit or call 614.621.1105. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Grab Life by the Bucket!


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