About Kruse and Muer

Chuck Muer, of the famed Charley’s Crab restaurants, and Bill Kruse began their friendship back in 1972 when Bill was hired by Chuck as an Assistant Dining Room Manager. Over the years, Bill and Chuck became very dear friends who shared a passion for great food and good times. Their time spent sitting in a duck blind sharing a brandy and a cigar, fishing off the back of a boat, or traveling throughout the country in search of new and interesting ideas for use in their own restaurants, provided the two with countless hours to develop a shared vision for what a truly great neighborhood restaurant ought to be.

In 1988, Bill and Chuck became business partners and opened their first Kruse & Muer Quality Foods Restaurant in what is now the Village of Rochester Hills. Through many years of hard work and ever evolving ideas about food and service, Bill and Chuck continued to grow their partnership to include The Rochester Chop House and Kabin Kruser’s Oyster Bar. Today there are seven Kruse & Muer restaurants in all. And although Chuck has since passed away, his lifelong friend and partner, Bill Kruse, continues to grow the company based upon Chuck’s energy, enthusiasm, and vision for greatness.