Business

The newest restaurant with an old twist opens

Courtney Krumm and his wife Judi are running Terrace
Courtney Krumm and his wife Judi are running Terrace's newest, yet classicaly retro restaurant The Grill & Chill down in the All West Glass Plaza.
— image credit: Caitlin Clow

The Grill & Chill is one of Terrace's newest restaurants. Located in the All West Glass Plaza, the just-over-a-month-old classic diner is one of the only places to get a true malt milkshake and a poutine.

The Flight Deck's owner, Kathleen Finnie, was approached by Courtney Krumm and his wife Judi with an intriguing idea to slow fast food down. Finnie was seeking a new business opportunity and she liked the Krumm's idea of a '50s inspired diner and the Grill & Chill was born.

“She [Finnie] basically brought my wife and I over to her place and handed us the keys and said, 'there's your place, do your idea and see what happens,'” Krumm said. “It's our dream coming true so-to-speak.”

Krumm and his wife wanted to create a friendly and bright environment that would reflect the times when kids really enjoyed going to diners and splitting chips and gravy while listening to the jukebox – which Krumm is also looking to add to the restaurant.

“You see a lot of the older generation sharing milkshakes like they used to do when they were teenagers,” he said. “It's a fun thing.”

The restaurant is still in its infancy and they are still looking for more employees, but it's already getting busy, mostly from word-of-mouth and customer reviews online.

A grand opening party is currently being planned—the parking lot will be filled with classic cars and bellies will be filled 6 oz. homemade burgers and bacon ranch poutine.

“It's all about doing the classics—getting back to the old diner style,” Krumm said.

 

 

 

 

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