just announced, franchise location coming to jefferson city, mo
Big Whiskey’s is headed to Jefferson City! The restaurant franchise is scheduled to open Summer 2019. Get the latest info here.
where traditions are just as important as trends
At Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar, you’ll find that we are quite different than most casual dining franchises.
First, there’s our unique and memorable name. The reputation of Big Whiskey’s is well known in the Midwest and attracts a wide range of ages and demographics. Interested? Keep scrolling!
Big Whiskey’s is a company that really has its act together. Not every business can be franchised, most don’t have an idea what it’s going to take. They’ve taken the trouble to do things right, dotting every I and crossing every T.
Mark Siebert, CEO Big Whiskey's
HOW WE stack up
How do we set ourselves apart from other casual dining franchises? By focusing on the quality and portions of our food, and offering our unique menu items to a broad range of customers, at all times of the day and night. We call it our 4-Opportunities Method. Serving delicious food and drinks at lunch, dinner, happy hour and late night, and catering to various demographics during these four key times of day. Whether they are families with kids, friends coming to watch the game, a business lunch, or a couple out for date night – our menu and atmosphere can cater to all!
There may be lots of restaurant franchises for sale but only one that smartly combines a unique fun environment, superior food quality and exceptional guest services resulting in a proven revenue vs. investment ratio.
average sales by time of day
Big Whiskey’s strives to make spirits approachable with traditional and non-traditional whiskey drinks and we love a good game day rivalry! But we’re much more than a bar or hot spot for sports. Our restaurant franchise has earned our reputation as a dining destination serving up better food, bigger portions and loyal prices for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late-night fun.
WHEN ASKED WHAT THEY ENJOY MOST ABOUT
BIG WHISKEY’S, THE top three RESPONSES WERE:
1 - FOOD QUALITY/GENEROUS PORTIONS
2 - FUN VIBE IN THE BAR
3 - HAPPY HOUR/LATE NIGHT HANGOUT
That’s why we focus on great food and a great atmosphere, and maintaining the highest standards of quality – from our kitchen, to our bar and our people.
Whether we share the same quirky sense of humor or a similar taste in whiskey, one thing is for sure: your success is our success! What can we offer to foster your success that many big box restaurant franchises don't? Check it out below...
What sets us apart from our competitors? Aside from our stellar sales-to-investment ratio, higher average ticket ($22.00!), and low cost per square foot, our community first approach is unmatched in our industry. Your Big Whiskey’s location won’t be just another chain location. It will be the local Big Whiskey’s in your community. We dedicate a lot of thought and marketing effort towards our area neighborhoods, and giving back is a cornerstone for how we do business.
Our comprehensive training program truly stands out from our competitors. Online courses and training quizzes are available, and we host training sessions at both a corporate location and onsite at your restaurant. This ensures you and your staff are fully ready for opening day!
Ripping the band-aid off can be scary. We get it. We'll send the best-of-the-best from our team of leaders out to visit you on a regular basis and provide remote support whenever you need it. Except at 4:00am. *That's when we take a break.
award winning marketing
Our creative team of in-house marketing gurus and digital design partners aim to drive sales and elevate brand recognition. (Yeah, isn't that what marketing is supposed to do?) We'll collaborate with you on initial and ongoing promotion of your Big Whiskey's, and maybe snag a few awards along the way!
Every family has a long line of extended family members, and we'll gladly introduce you to ours! Connecting with our most reliable providers and cashing in on negotiated pricing and terms for key products is key to your success and our success.
WE’VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THE BIG WHISKEY’S TEAM FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. IT’S TRULY EXCITING FOR US TO SEE THE EVOLUTION FROM A SINGLE LOCATION TO MULTIPLE RESTAURANTS ACROSS THE REGION! THEIR DEDICATION TO SUCCESS IS SECOND TO NONE AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO A CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.
Sally Hargis, Owner Ozarks Coca-Cola
Co-Founder, Senior VP of Operation
Vice President of Operations
As a Big Whiskey’s restaurant franchise partner you can proudly own a dining destination that features multiple ways to welcome your guests — and multiple ways to build your bottom line. Best of all, you can do it with confidence, backed by a founding team that is committed to the support of its’ franchisees.
We celebrate sports but we’re not just a sports bar. We celebrate our excellent bar products, but we’re not just a bar. We’re a restaurant that does all that with a strong EBITDAR percentage that outperforms many competitors.
You’re intrigued? Download our Investment Deck or reach out and let’s chat about why Big Whiskey’s is growing – and looking for you! Give us a call or drop us an email…we’d love to chat: 417-581-5008.
Austin joined the Big Whiskey’s family in 2013 after completing his Masters Degree at Missouri State University and working in education for several years. His background in finance, marketing, and education helped complete the Big Whiskey’s ownership group and start the brand on its path towards franchising. Austin’s executive experience is extensive; he serves on the Herschend Family Entertainment Board, is acting Chair of Covenant Capital (Investing board), and serves on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board for South Central Missouri. When he’s not chatting up potential Big Whiskey’s franchise owners, you can find him on the golf course or spending time with his wife and daughter.
Next: Paul Sundy, Co-Founder, Senior VP of Operation >
Co-Founder, Senior VP of Operation
Paul started his entrepreneurial career in 2003 in downtown Springfield and has opened and operated 16 different eating/drinking establishments over the last 15 years. In 2006 Paul, along with two friends and partners, opened the first Big Whiskey’s on Park Central East. Exclusively doing everything themselves, including building the bar by hand and creating their own recipes, Paul had a vision early on for the potential in Big Whiskey’s. His vision led the way for the restaurant to begin franchising efforts in 2015. Married to his wife of 15 years, with two kids, Paul spends most of his free time either at the lake or on the soccer fields with his Big Whiskey’s to-go box in hand.
Next: Matt Caetano, Vice President of Operations >
Vice President of Operations
With over 30 years, (30 YEARS!) of restaurant experience, Matt spent his early years as a master bartender, corporate trainer and new store manager for TGI Fridays. Needless to say, he’s our in-house operations guru and resident bar flair aficionado. Matt has been with Big Whiskey’s since the beginning, coming on board in 2006 prior to the first restaurant location opening. He facilitates all of our menu and recipe development and executes all Big Whiskey’s corporate and franchise management training. Known for his hilarious jokes and catchy bar tricks, Matt’s philosophy of building a regular every day is the cornerstone of our restaurant culture. When he’s not on-location, Matt enjoys hanging out with his wife of 14 years and their teenage daughter.
BIG WHISKEY’S SELECTS SITE FOR FIRST HOME IN ALABAMA
April 4, 2019 • springfield, mo
Photo Credit: broadmetro.com The site for the first of two locations has been confirmed for Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar in a new retail and entertainment development in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Big Whiskey’s will be in good company at Stadium Trace Village, a mixed-use property that will also be home to Duluth Trading, […]
While other national chains place their bars in somewhat isolated areas and treat them as an afterthought, our bar is a central component of the fun atmosphere at Big Whiskey’s. It’s where friends and family gather to enjoy great food, watch the big game, and start new traditions.
Please note: The grey states on the map denote states where Big Whiskey’s is not yet registered to offer or sell franchises. If you want to open a Big Whiskey’s in one of these states, please contact us for further information.
In the 13 years since we opened our first casual dining restaurant in downtown Springfield MO, Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar has built a loyal following by offering better food, bigger portions and lower prices than our competitors, all in a fun, welcoming atmosphere.
Big Whiskey’s is offering you the chance to pursue an incredible opportunity in the restaurant franchise industry and give back to your community with a concept that has been refined, market-tested, and recognized time and time again for excellence.
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