June 8, 2017 • springfield, mo
(L to R) Justin Tilton (Operations Director) and Anthony DePasquale (Owner) of Calant Capital; Mike Heslin (CFO & Co-founder) and Austin Herschend (President) of Big Whiskey’s Concepts.

Springfield, MO‚ A Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar will debut its first restaurant franchise in Las Vegas in early 2018 as a result of an area development agreement signed on May 29. Calant Capital LLC of Henderson, NV is the newest Big Whiskey’s franchisee inking a deal for an initial two Vegas-area locations.

Anthony DePasquale, owner of Calant Capital, had been looking for a new, innovative restaurant/bar brand to introduce to the Las Vegas region for over a year. “We considered a number of concepts and ultimately felt that Big Whiskey’s had the right formula and style for success in Southern Nevada,” DePasquale explained. “Their combination of great food, fun bar atmosphere, successful history and distinctive name will be a big hit in the Vegas Valley.”

Calant Capital secured the rights to initially open two Big Whiskey’s restaurant franchises in southern Las Vegas and western Henderson but the parent company and DePasquale intend to develop additional locations in the future.

“BW has 5 units prospering in Springfield/Branson MO so we are confident it can grow even larger in Clark County,” Big Whiskey’s Franchising President Austin Herschend elaborated. “Tony brings a history of success and exceptional business expertise to our growing network of franchisees. The Vegas area has amazing potential for us and we are elated to have Tony at the helm.”

DePasquale anticipates opening his first Big Whiskey’s restaurant franchise in early 2018, “probably near the intersection of I-15 and I-215 which is a hot bed of growth and centrally located for our flagship store.”

Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar was founded in 2006 in Springfield, Missouri. The brand currently operates five restaurants in Southwest Missouri in addition to two franchise locations; Bentonville, AR and Kansas City, MO. In addition to Birmingham, AL, a Las Vegas franchise location is scheduled to open in 2019. Big Whiskey’s restaurant franchises are available across the United States. For more information on available markets and investment opportunities, please visit www.bigwhiskeysfranchise.com

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