KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Ball's Food Stores here has replaced the in-house Chinese food program in one of its Hen House Village Markets with a restaurant operated by a West Coast food-service chain. The restaurant, being run by Rice Garden, Alhambra, Calif., opened Jan. 15 inside a Hen House in Leawood, a fast-growing Kansas City suburb with a preponderance of high-income households. Officials at Ball's, which owns and operates 20 supermarkets in Kansas and Missouri, could not be reached for ...

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