By Christy Strawser, CBS Detroit Managing Editor

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Who’s up for a thick orange cream cooler, a warm pita sandwich with tangy Greek dressing and a side of crispy fries?

Just about everyone? Good.

Olga’s, a metro Detroit staple with all those things on the menu, opened a new location in Midtown Detroit Monday, joining an ever-growing list of establishments following Dan Gilbert and his Quicken Loans to the Compuware building.

Matt Carpenter, president and CEO of Olga’s Kitchen, announced the opening of a location with a “bright and airy feel and  updated look.”

Carpenter said the new Olga’s Kitchen will offer traditional Olga’s favorites as well as new menu items “with bold ethnic flavors.”

Bread making will be center stage in the restaurant, with secret-recipe Olga Bread made in an open kitchen. The menu  also includes beer and wine selections, the  newly created house-made Sangria Blanca Especial, and quick and easy carry-out — and delivery — options for busy professionals.

“We are proud to locate our newest Olga’s Kitchen in the heart of Detroit,” Carpenter said in a press release, adding, “Being in Downtown Detroit brings great excitement and energy to our entire organization. We are pleased to bring our ‘Like No Taste Else’ offerings to the residents and businesses in the surrounding area.”

The Detroit site will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Guests can also enjoy the patio overlooking the Kern’s clock by visiting the restaurant at 1040 Woodward Avenue.

Olga’s Kitchen, headquartered in Troy, is a metro Detroit institution founded in 1976 in Birmingham, Mich. Olga’s now owns and operates 36 restaurants in Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois.  All locations offer free WiFi.

Orders for Olga’s Kitchen in the Compuware Building can be placed by calling the restaurant at 313-965-3740 or online at


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