Dining Out in Lincoln: Ollie & Hobbes concept devised with family in mind

January 7, 2022 - Lincoln Journal Star

Jason Kuhr and Tyler Mohr completely went in a different direction with their second restaurant in Lincoln.

The owners of jtk, the fine dining restaurant in the Haymarket, opened Ollie & Hobbes Craft Kitchen in November 2020 in SouthPointe Pavilions, where Panera Bread used to be. Ollie & Hobbes is a casual restaurant geared primarily to families.

“Fine dining is a niche market,” Kuhr said. “With Ollie & Hobbes, we were looking to appeal to a broader customer base.”

The Lincoln location is the second Ollie & Hobbes in Nebraska. The duo opened the first in 2017 in Papillion. Kuhr also is co-owner of Charred Burger + Bar, which recently opened its second location and first in Lincoln. It sits across from Ollie & Hobbes at SouthPointe (I’ll write about it soon!