Southridge restaurant prepares for grand opening

CITY OF KENNEWICK NEWS RELEASE -- The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the "The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen" is scheduled for 11:30 am, Monday, March 17th.

"The City is excited for the opening of this new restaurant that complements the City's investment and vision for the Southridge area. It is an example of the amazing growth in our community and another result of the City of Kennewick's continued efforts and focus on economic development and job creation." said Mayor Steve Young.

The Kennewick City Council approved the real estate purchase and sale agreement for the 1.26 acres at the corner of 395 & Hildebrand last year for development and construction of the restaurant.

The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen, based in Sumner, Washington, brings its newest location to Kennewick. Independently owned and operated by franchisee Brad Loucks, The Rock specializes in award-winning pizzas, salads, pastas, burgers, sandwiches, privately labeled micro-brews and much more.

According to Brad Loucks "The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen" is a visual treasure and a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Authentically re-created architecture includes rock history memorabilia and a distinctive warm classic rock atmosphere".

For additional information, contact Brad Loucks: (360) 693-8271 or Additional information regarding the restaurant can also be found at