June 12, 2017 // Franchising.com // Bentonville, AR - The new Northwest Arkansas Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar® franchise exceeded all expectations during its first month of operation and is continuing to build momentum. The grand opening of the new franchise took place on March 10 in Bentonville, a project that has been in the works for the last year. Shane Miller, the parent company’s first franchisee, was enthused to see the Bentonville community get behind Big Whiskey’s big taste.
“Bentonville is not a major market but we’re in a great location and the region is growing rapidly,” said Miller. “Our seats are full and have been since we opened the doors.”
The new restaurant franchise is in the retail center at 214 SE Walton Boulevard on the pad in front of Guess Who? Spirits and across from Baymont Inn & Suites near Rainbow Curve. The establishment, which is only 5300SF with indoor seating for 250 patrons, has averaged an astounding $73,775 a week in sales in the since the grand opening - an accomplishment even more impressive considering the patio was still under construction and no advertising was placed to announce the opening.
Big Whiskey’s Franchising CEO Austin Herschend beamed, “Needless to say, we’re excited for Shane, he has completely exceeded our expectations by generating that level of revenue.”
Miller continued, “I am honored to be the first franchisee to bring the Big Whiskey’s brand to Northwest Arkansas, and I’m thrilled how the people here have embraced our concept. In fact, I’m currently looking for my second Big Whiskey’s location as we fully intend to grow with the company.”
Big Whiskeys Concepts LLC operates five stores in the Springfield/Branson area and has recently purchased a closed Ruby Tuesday in Republic, MO which will be the company’s first free-standing store showcasing their new design concept, scheduled to open in early summer. The first Big Whiskey’s debuted in downtown Springfield in July 2006 and the company began franchising in late 2015. Bentonville, AR was the first Big Whiskey’s restaurant franchise and the Kansas City franchise opened on May 19. For more information, contact Dan Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417.863.2929.
SOURCE Big Whiskeys Concepts LLC