KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — There’s a new restaurant in Kentwood that your four-legged friends will be asking you to try.

Jessica Ann Tyson, owner of The Candied Yam, is about to open a new restaurant next door where you can go for a very different type of meal.

“The challenge of having something that’s brand new really excited me,” Tyson said.

While owning a business isn’t something new for Tyson, his new restaurant has been more challenging.

“This process was exhausting in that I didn’t know because there was nothing to measure. What are you doing? How does it look? Nothing to imitate, so I had to come up with what I thought was the best concept,” she said.

Tyson was inspired to open The Beastro Fresh Canine Cuisine in honor of her late dog.

“I had a little dog named Skip and he was driven, totally driven by food. He would look up in dog heaven smiling because he’s probably wondering why it took you so long to figure out that we dogs love food? Tyson said.

The Beastro Fresh Canine Cuisine will offer a variety of dog meals, including “Barkcuterie” boards. There will also be options for cats. Tyson works with a nutritionist to ensure each meal is balanced and properly proportioned. In addition to celebrating their pets, customers will also be able to support other local businesses and organizations.

“We have like puppy cakes from the Salted Cupcake, we have dog bagel bones from the Big Apple Bagel. We have our wonderful friends at Beer City Dog Biscuits. We have Polet’s smoked bones,” Tyson said.

She also plans to donate 25 cents from each meal to Paws with a Cause. If you’re also hungry, you can always grab takeout right next door.

“It’s a perfect combination; takeout for your pooch and takeout for you,” she said.

You can learn more about The Beastro and stay updated on an opening date by by visiting their website.

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