Buutchiis Grille Brings Authentic African and Caribbean Cuisine to Ambler Patrons
Kwabena Buatchi, owner of Buutchiis Grille in Ambler, has been introducing authentic African and Caribbean cuisine to eager local patrons for more than two years, writes Len Lear for the Chestnut Hill Local.
Buatchi is a Ghana native who arrived to the United States in 2002 when he was 19. While he lived in Yeadon, he worked in an Ambler warehouse for several years which helped him become familiar with the community. He then did several different management jobs, until being laid off in 2017.
“My wife then said, ‘You have a good management and organization background, and you are a good cook,’ so I started a food truck,” recalled Buatchi.
The truck was a success, so when an owner of a pizza restaurant in Ambler offered for him to take over his location, Buatchi accepted.
“Things were slow at first, but the word got around, and the second year was much better,” said Kwabena.
And thanks to help from the community, the eatery has managed to survive the worst of the pandemic.
“One lady did a fundraiser for us, and she was not even a customer,” said Buatchi.
Read more about Buutchiis Grille at the Chestnut Hill Local by clicking here.
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