South Side Chef John Meyer Opening Rouxster’s Cookhouse in Mariano’s Stores

Nashville-style hot chicken, jerk chicken and fried-catfish sandwiches are coming to Mariano’s grocery stores. Rouxster’s Cookhouse, Mariano’s latest in-store restaurant concept, opens Thursday at the chain’s Park Ridge location (1900 S. Cumberland Ave.).

This will be the second Rouxster’s Cookhouse; the first opened in Mariano’s Bronzeville location (3857 S. Martin Luther King Drive) last month, and more are planned. The chef behind the concept is John Meyer, owner of BJ’s Market & Bakery (8734 S. Stony Island Ave.), and partners Herb Henderson and Stephen Martin.

“The store at Monroe and Halsted (40 S. Halsted St.) will be the third location,” Meyer said, “and there are plans to open up in more stores.”

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