Big Whiskey's Franchising announces first franchisee in Bentonville, AR
February 02, 2016 // Franchising.com // - Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar® has signed its first franchisee. Shane Miller has purchased the rights to build a Big Whiskey's in Bentonville AR and is slated to open in late 2016 or early 2017. Miller's first experience with Big Whiskey's was as a guest while studying at Drury University in Springfield in 2006. After graduating in 2008 Shane worked for Wal-Mart in Bentonville, first in finance and then in real estate where he developed relationships with food chains leasing space inside superstores.
"I've always loved the food, people & atmosphere at Big Whiskey's. After moving to Northwest Arkansas I saw a real opportunity for the concept to flourish here," he explained.
"Some might consider it a bit risky to be the "first"--I consider it a smart business decision because I know their level of professionalism and past success. They've become a trusted partner in our venture and we plan to grow with them." Austin Herschend, Big Whiskey's Franchising CEO, said, "Shane will be a great addition to the Big Whiskey's family. His enthusiasm and passion for his community and for our concept makes him a perfect fit for us and for Northwest Arkansas."