Ames' burger joint will keep it simple

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

More than 20 years after starting their restaurant careers selling dogs, chips and sodas near the Statehouse, Kevin and Lori Ames are opening their third quick-service restaurant this week near the corner of Broad and High streets.

The Ameses' latest venture follows Cinco, a burrito place a la Chipotle at 1 S. High St., which opened last winter, and Cafe Lola, a more eclectic diner known for its salads, which opened at 12 E. Broad St. in spring 2008.

"We're in a simpler time," Kevin Ames said. "The more you can pare things down, the more authentic it is."

"There are a million different ideas with five different ingredients -- a ton of things you can do," Lori Ames added. "If you're trying to watch 40 or 50 products, it's harder to keep things under control.

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