Feed Your Soul: K&K Grab and Go

HWY 167, BERNICE
The small town of Bernice has recently had its options expanded with a new restaurant where you can grab a bite to take home.
Published: Apr. 18, 2022 at 8:02 PM CDT
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BERNICE, La. (KNOE) - Small towns in Louisiana have limited options when it comes to restaurants. The small town of Bernice has recently had its options expanded at K&K Grab and Go off Highway 167. The owner Kendrick Buggs is not a stranger to the area. “It feels great. My aunt and my dad lived here; you know, might as well say I’m from Bernice and Ruston,” said Buggs.

The mayor, Mildred Furgeson, is a regular and loves the food and options. “It’s convenient to get breakfast, lunch, dinner.”

She even had trouble suggesting something with all the great options available. “The favorite, it’s hard to say because in his lunches, you know, he changed his menu of different things and it’s always good.”

I had the pork chop sandwich, and it was huge. It is an item that will make sure you get your fill.

This has been a long-time dream for Buggs, his aunt knew this was his destiny. “Before I leave this earth you’re going to have your own restaurant,“ said Buggs.

He has always been a hard worker, he started at 16 as a busboy, then moved on to a server and up through the ranks at some local chains in Ruston.

Then this opportunity came when he was approached by a man at the restaurant he was working at.

“I was constantly looking at this building off and on, off and on,” said Buggs. The man owned the building and wanted him to start something there. “And he said, so I’ve been hearing great things about you,” said Buggs

His family loves his cooking, even his kids. “We should open up our own restaurant that’s family-owned. They are the ones named K and K. It stands for Kim and Ken,” said Buggs.

Once he decided to take the offer, he had some questions. “Do I have to give you a downpayment on this or anything like that? He was like no, the building is yours,” said Buggs.

He talked to his girlfriend, grabbed the keys, and that is when it all began. “So we made a decision and this is where started from.”

If you are going through Bernice, make a quick stop to K&K Grab and Go, and feed your soul.

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