October 11, 2017 • springfield, mo

Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar is all-in on plans to open their first Las Vegas restaurant location in 2018; right in the heart of the entertainment district on Las Vegas Boulevard.

A lease agreement was recently signed landing Big Whiskey’s in the Town Square Las Vegas center on South Las Vegas Boulevard. The location is about a mile away from the iconic, Instagram-worthy “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.

Anthony DePasquale, owner of Calant Capital and Big Whiskey’s Las Vegas franchise owner, has been working on securing this location since signing with the brand in June of this year. “The opportunity to be in such a high profile area couldn’t be more exciting for us,” states DePasquale. “The name itself, ‘Big Whiskey’s’ lends itself to fit right in with the fun and energy of Vegas, and opening on the strip is the icing on the cake.”

Big Whiskey’s has a successful history of providing a fun bar atmosphere, energetic team, and quality menu of food and drinks. In addition to great products, the brand’s name and image will be a great fit in Town Square Las Vegas, an open-air shopping and entertainment center located approximately two miles from the famous Luxor and Mandalay Bay hotels.

“Tony being able to secure this incredible location has really made this a surreal moment for our company,” states President of Big Whiskey’s Franchising, Austin Herschend. “We’re excited to put plans in motion for the restaurant buildout, targeting Summer 2018 for a grand opening.”


Big Whiskey’s was founded in 2006 in downtown Springfield, Missouri. The restaurant grew from their single flagship location to four locations by 2014, but all within a 12-mile radius. Finally breaking away from home, Big Whiskey’s is chomping at the bit to head West – and South!

The Las Vegas deal was just one of two multi-unit franchise deals signed in 2017. In September of this year, Big Whiskey’s Franchising also signed a two-store agreement for locations in Birmingham, Alabama. Site selection for the first Alabama location is currently underway.

We promise we’ll still call home on the weekends.

Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar was founded in 2006 in Springfield, Missouri. The brand currently operates seven restaurants in Southwest Missouri in addition to two franchise locations; Bentonville, AR and Kansas City, MO. Area franchise agreements are also in the works in Florida and Oklahoma. 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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