New restaurants the result of healthy economy in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Over the past few years, Bowling Green has seen quite a bit of new development. And now, a handful of restaurants will have opened in a span of a week.

Burger and Bowl opened its doors earlier this week with not only burgers but something for coffee lovers, as well, Café Dolce with both hot and cold coffee drinks. Aaron Sowell, a supervisor at Burger and Bowl said the goal is to combine quality with affordability by offering the freshest ingredients at a price that isn’t a “dollar menu” but also is not expensive. The eatery uses organic ingredients whenever they can.

Another new restaurant, just celebrating with a soft opening Thursday, is Legin’s House of Seafood. But it’s not just any seafood. The owner Deadrick Dunlap says he serves up Cajun seafood. And if the food tastes rich, Dunlap has the reason why, “the best butter sauce in the world.”

And while Legin’s may be new to Bowling Green, the owner has local ties to the community. He came here in 2009 and now he wants to bring his take on seafood to Bowling Green.

An Italian restaurant will soon open downtown.

Ron Bunch, the president and chief executive officer of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce believes the new restaurants show a healthy local economy. According to Bunch, since the beginning of 2019, Bowling Green has seen 905 new jobs become available. He also said when companies open in Bowling Green, other companies invest in the area too, creating a ripple effect.