Big Whiskey’s Concepts Buys Two Shuttered Ruby Tuesday Sites

Proving Steady Growth in Franchise Development

Springfield, MO. – Big Whiskey’s Concepts, operating company of Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar®, has purchased the former Ruby Tuesday in Republic, MO and another in Nixa, MO. The announcement was made by Paul Sundy, co-founder, as the company stands poised to open its newest restaurant franchise locations.

Sundy announced, “We’ve been searching for the right location in Republic for some time and this opportunity is a perfect fit to expand our presence in the region, plus,” he added, “we have a few surprises.”

The Republic location will undergo a complete facelift both inside and out, converting the discarded Ruby Tuesday into an outstanding innovative new restaurant. Bringing the Big Whiskey’s character and taste to the forefront.

Austin Herschend, Big Whiskey’s franchising CEO stated, “We will be introducing a new design concept to the Republic restaurant location—it’s still a Big Whiskey’s but with some great new enhancements and features.”

“This will be Big Whiskey’s Concepts first free-standing location,” Sundy concluded, “with renovations expected to begin as soon as final plans are drawn and permitted, we plan to open this summer.”

Big Whiskey’s has also announced up and coming new restaurant franchise openings in Bentonville, AR with a grand opening slated for February and another in Lee’s Summit (Kansas City), MO in May. Both new restaurant franchises can be found in exceptional new locations. The new Bentonville, AR restaurant location is near Wal-Mart’s headquarters, nestled in a new strip center, near most of the giant retailer’s vendor offices. The Kansas City Big Whiskey’s is in the Summit Fair Center near the intersection of I-470 and Blue Parkway.

Herschend also revealed, “We’re also in negotiations to award new restaurant franchises in Texas, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.”

Big Whiskey’s currently operates 5 units in Southwest Missouri—3 in Springfield and one each in Ozark and Branson. The latter is inside the Hilton Branson Landing.

Keeping up with market trends, Big Whiskey’s additionally cultivates its great tastes with an ever expanding menu, while also building on an already impressive whiskey collection with 100 + different types of whiskeys, 25 beers on tap, 25 large HD TV’s, and daily happy hour specials – bringing innovative concepts to each location with unsurpassed character.

For more information on Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar franchise opportunities, contact Dan Allen at 417.863.2929 or

2017-03-05T23:24:12+00:00 February 28th, 2017|News, Press Releases|