ST. JOSEPH -- A St. Joseph restaurant staple will soon be making the Granite City their second home.

Kay's Kitchen will be expanding by opening their second location in the Midtown Square Mall in St. Cloud.

Owner Tanya Finken says for years she's been trying to grow the catering side of Kay's Kitchen.

"I really haven't had the space. I was doing it for about a year and a half out of Sliced when I had the pizza place but I have since sold that."

After selling Sliced, Finken says she looked in the St. Joseph area for another kitchen space but she just wasn't finding the right space to fit her needs until the former St. Cloud Family Restaurant location opened up.

Finken says several current employees will be working at the St. Cloud location and she is looking to hire new employees as well.

"There will be a good handful of staff that we have that are available and are excited to go over to our new location. Obviously, we need a good solid cornerstone here in St. Joseph and we'll have that. I have really good staff - people who have been here for awhile. I feel confident that we can move forward with what we have and add to it [add more staff]."

Kay's Kitchen is in the process of transitioning to new hours. The restaurant's new hours will be Sunday - Saturday, 5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Finken says the St. Cloud location will have similar hours.

The St. Cloud location is on deck to open in November.

Chrissy Gaetke, WJON