When William and Rosa Maria Kolivoski opened shop, they wanted to build a successful independent restaurant that served great food for the whole family and offered the touch of home.
Four years later it’s safe to say their business model is successful.
After spending the first three-plus years on Avenue D, the Kolivoskis moved their restaurant, German Imbiss, to a new, much-larger location at 302 S. First St., in Copperas Cove.
“The old place would fit in just one room here,” William Kolivoski said. “We are able to serve more families now. We just got too big for the old place.”
Kolivoski said the new location has already seen a 33 percent increase in customers. But more importantly, the increased traffic allows him and his wife to serve more cordon bleu and jagerschnitzel to ravenous Cove families. He estimates the German Imbiss serves about 250 meals a day.
“Those two meals are the most popular,” he said. “The schnitzel is a breaded pork cutlet. We serve authentic German cuisine.”
Rosa Maria Kolivoski’s German heritage is the inspiration for the restaurant’s menu and name, but their own opinion of the importance of family is the basis for their desire to serve the families of Cove.
“Our son George, 28, is the co-manager,” William Kolivoski said. “We are all about family and we try to create that in our restaurant’s environment.”
German Imbiss’ food and atmosphere are enough to make it a prime eatery, but the Kolivoskis devotion to customer service helps it rise above others, customers said.
“My greatest joy is seeing satisfied customers. I love mingling and interacting with people,” William Kolivoski said. “Really, I love everything about this business.”