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About the KO

Meet Paul & Sarah Klaassen and Michael Olbrantz

Paul, Sarah, and Michael all met while working together at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. After Sarah and Paul moved to Hendersonville and had their first child, they decided it was time to make a shift and follow their dream of creating something for themselves. Within three short months of leaving Biltmore, they found a space, completed a remodel and opened HenDough Chicken & Donuts. Immediately they saw great success, regularly selling out.

Around the same time, Michael was also working on an exciting, new concept in Asheville, NC. Vitamina T, a Mexican inspired food truck, became quite popular with locals and tourists alike.

Eventually, the three turned their eyes towards Greenville, SC in hopes of bringing HenDough and Vitamina T (now Mercado) to the area. It was great timing, as they were approached by Gather GVL–an open-air community street food concept. The partners settled on four concepts, bringing KO Restaurant Group to life. All four restaurants are now open at Gather GVL, as well as the original Hendough in Hendersonville, NC. Keep an eye out for where we may pop up next!