Hal Smith Restaurants announced on Monday that Kd's Southern Cuisine, located in Bricktown in Oklahoma City, will close. But the restaurant will reopen under a new concept.
Scheduled to reopen shortly after Labor Day, the concept will offer an updated atmosphere with a similar menu to what has been available at that location in the past, according to a news release by Hal Smith Restaurants.
“It has been an honor – and a lot of fun – to partner with Kevin Durant at Kd's these last few years,” said Hal Smith, founder and CEO of the Oklahoma-based restaurant group. “We wish him the very best as he takes a new direction in his career.”
The restaurant was closed on Sunday, and the company is working to make a number of updates and improvements to the space before reopening under a new name.
The new name and details of the concept will be announced in August. Smith said there will be a fresh take on some elements of the dining experience, but the essence of the restaurant's menu will be upheld.
“Our restaurant has become a tradition for many in our community for an evening out or to celebrate a special occasion, which is an honor we don’t take lightly. We know our guests, we listen to them, and we think they’ll be really pleased with this transition,” said Smith. “We plan to maintain the majority of our current menu, and there's no doubt our famous fried chicken and other favorites will be back.”
Smith said employees are being offered the opportunity to maintain their positions during this transition with pay.