July 06, 2017 // Franchising.com // Springfield MO - A legend on its own, Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar® celebrates 11 years in business with mouth-watering classics and new locations on the horizon.
Since opening the doors to the first Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar location in downtown, Springfield, the brand has grown well beyond its “little corner tavern” roots.
Inspired by the story of Big Whiskey, Founder and Senior Vice President of Operations, Paul Sundy, collaborated with best friends and co-founders, Mike Heslin and Randy Gildehaus to craft the original concept. “We wanted to create a great restaurant with a celebrated bar product, and we’ve come a long way towards staying true to that goal,” states Sundy.
The past 11 years have brought well-received success along with strategic expansion of the brand. Four additional corporate-owned Big Whiskey’s locations have opened in southwest Missouri since 2010; two in Springfield, MO, one in Ozark, MO, and one in Branson, MO.
In 2015, the company set its sights on franchising and have recently opened their first two franchises in Bentonville, AR and Kansas City, MO. A sixth corporate Big Whiskey’s is slated to open in Republic, MO in August 2017 ahead of a Las Vegas franchise-owned location in 2018.
The company is poised for continued growth with a strong emphasis on expanding franchise locations across the United States. Maintaining a collaborative spirit and building strong partnerships with franchisees remains a top priority for the brand to achieve growth projections.
Friendly service, a community spirit, and consistent, delicious food have paved the way for Big Whiskey’s outstanding success. “We’ve never wavered on our commitment to a quality product and outstanding service, and that’s really our foundation that we pride ourselves on,” Sundy said.
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