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Big Whiskey’s Signs Franchisee for Kansas City


Big Whiskey’s Franchising has announced the signing of its newest franchisee in Kansas City.  H2B Restaurants recently secured the rights to open the first Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar franchise in the Kansas City, Missouri, metro area. H2B, a Missouri-based restaurant group owned by Ed House, Ryan Bohl, and J.D. House, had been considering the venture for some time.  “We’ve followed the growth of Big Whiskey’s for years and we’re excited to now be part of that expansion,” says Ed House, H2B’s managing partner.  “When we learned the Kansas City franchise was available, we knew it would be the [...]

BW Plans Kansas City Expansion


Springfield, Mo.’s Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar is coming to Kansas City. Big Whiskey’s plans eight or nine locations, including three corporate-owned operations to “seed the market.” Three locations are expected to open in the next two years and it is looking at locations that are around 5,500-to-6,500 square feet. Menu items include Buffalo chicken dip, smothered steak (USDA choice center cut, seasoned sirloin with grilled onions, mushrooms and melted mozzarella cheese), lemon pepper chicken, jerk chops, fish tacos, pan-seared tilapia, chicken ranch Alfredo pasta, and barbecue pork chops. It also offers classic cocktails and frozen cocktails, wine and [...]

‘The Best Wings Ever’ Coming to Bentonville


A new restaurant-slash-bar is making its way to Bentonville, and according to sources, it’s bringing “the best wings ever” with it. The eatery is Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar, a Springfield, Missouri,-based franchise that boasts a casual neighborhood restaurant/bar vibe. Shane Miller, a Springfield native who moved to Bentonville in 2008 to work for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is the local franchisee who will open the company’s first Arkansas location. Miller expects the restaurant to open in Bentonville this fall. A preliminary site plan shows the building being built along Southeast Walton Boulevard across the street from the Four Points [...]

Big Whiskey’s adds new franchise, bottles own BBQ sauce


Springfield-based Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar will expand into Bentonville, Arkansas with a new franchise store, the company announced Monday. "If everything goes right, we’re looking at (opening) September of this year," said Paul Sundy, chief operating officer. The Bentonville franchisee is Shane Miller, a business owner with a background in real estate. Big Whiskey's opened in 2006 with a location at 311 Park Central East. In the 10 years since, the company has opened four additional locations, in south Springfield, east Springfield, Ozark — and, in May 2015, Branson. The Bentonville franchise store would be the fifth. The [...]

Big Whiskey’s Coming to Bentonville, Arkansas


Springfield, MO. February 2nd, 2016 – Big Whiskey’s Franchising is excited to add Bentonville, AR, businessman Shane Miller to the Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar family. Along with his wife, Candice, and 8 month old daughter, Olson, Mr. Miller has lived and worked in Bentonville since 2008. With a strong background in real estate and franchise restaurant development, he is the perfect person to open the company’s first Arkansas location. “I’ve been a fan of Big Whiskey’s ever since the first location opened and have known for a long time that we needed one in Bentonville. I’m excited that [...]

Big Whiskey’s Concepts Announces Herschend as Chief Executive Officer


Springfield, MO. September 1, 2015 — Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar started in 2006 and quickly became a local favorite. Over the last 9 years they have opened 5 locations in 3 cities. They now have two major focuses, to continue expansion of company owned stores, and to establish the franchise side of their business as a nationwide brand. In order to achieve those goals, Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar is proud to announce the hiring of Austin Herschend as Chief Executive Officer of Big Whiskey’s Franchising. Austin Herschend, originally from Branson Missouri and a University of Missouri [...]

SGF Chain Plans Major Expansion


Big Whiskey's is about to go national. A month ago, the Big Whiskey's American Bar & Grill brand expanded to Branson Landing, its fifth Ozarks location. But now, the ownership quintet declares that the region and the rest of the country is a potential home for up to 100 Big Whiskey's franchises. "We are hiring for all positions and for managers," co-owner Paul Sundy said. "We are kind of in the middle of our expansion plans over the next year to seven years. Our goal is to really blow this thing wide open." The plan? •To open a restaurant in [...]