Blanc opened its first location in March of 2008 in Westport, a historic marker turned entertainment district, in Kansas City, Missouri. Westport is an old Civil War town known for the Battle of Westport. The majority of the buildings are historic and the interiors consist of dark wood tones and rich, deep colors. When Ernesto decided to open in Westport, Jenifer knew Blanc should look fresh and new and would have to stand out from the others. What better way than to dress the space white (“Blanc” means white in French). So it came about Blanc’s name was inspired by its first location in Westport.
The Peraltas alongside some very talented chefs dreamed of taking the burger, an American staple, and turning it into something gourmet. They wished to reintroduce the soda bottle to a new generation and to expose unusual varieties of beer being brewed today locally and from all over the world. They wanted to bring this concept to a demographic that appreciated a local concept, quality ingredients, and a modern atmosphere.