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Las Vegas Boulevard Confirmed for Big Whiskey’s First Nevada Location

2017-10-12T13:27:41+00:00 October 11th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

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

Alabama Investors Latest to Join the Big Whiskey’s Family

2017-09-27T15:21:51+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Industry News, News, Press Releases|

  Midwest charm and southern hospitality collide with the latest franchise deal for Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar. A recently signed two-store deal will land Big Whiskey’s in sweet home Alabama; right in the heart of Birmingham in 2018. Brothers first, investors second, Amaan and Zunaid Porbandarwala are no strangers to the franchising world. They currently own three Great Clips locations in the Birmingham, Alabama, market in addition to multiple Sneaky Pete’s Hotdogs and various convenience stores, also in the Birmingham area. “We were looking for ways to diversify and expand our business portfolio, and we knew we wanted

Missouri-Based Franchise Launches Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

2017-09-19T16:44:46+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Industry News, News|

Springfield MO—As record amounts of rain continue to pour over the Texas Gulf Coast, Missouri-based restaurant franchise group looks to offer support. Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar has spent the last 24 hours collaborating with Convoy of Hope on developing a fundraising campaign to support Hurricane Harvey relief. “When the storm hit on Friday night, we immediately went to our social media channels to send our thoughts and prayers to Texas. We offered a small token of complimentary dinner to anyone that might find themselves evacuating to southwest Missouri,” states Director of Marketing, Laura Head Elliott. “It wasn’t much,

Big Whiskey’s Celebrates Huge Success, Opening 6th Corporate Location

2017-09-19T16:30:42+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|News, Press Releases|

August 22, 2017, Springfield MO—Another stellar opening weekend is in the books for the sixth corporately-owned Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar! On the heels of Applebee’s announcing a closure of up to 135 locations, Big Whiskey’s eagerly opened their newest restaurant last week. Friday, August 18th through Sunday, August 20th, marked the official grand opening weekend for the brand’s latest location in southwest Missouri. Positive sales growth among stores and an ever-growing customer base continue to catapult the brand in an industry segment that is otherwise struggling. “We’re in a great position with the growth of the company,” states

Big Whiskey’s Launches Limited Time Food and Drink Features

2017-08-03T17:57:20+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Industry News|

Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar kicks-off  a new annual menu program highlighting limited time seasonal food and beverage features. August 2, 2017, Springfield MO—Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar is a true foodie at heart. Customer staples and mouthwatering favorites like Big Whiskey’s Buffalo Chicken Dip, Caribbean Jerk Chops, and the Strawberry Hill salad have been mainstays on the restaurant’s menu for years. Other classics like the Buffalo Chicken Wrapper and the White Queso Spin Dip have stood the ultimate test of time; both offered on the original Big Whiskey’s menu in 2006, remain fan favorites today. “When we opened

Big Whiskey’s Proudly Celebrates 11 Years of Business

2017-09-19T16:32:41+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|News, Press Releases|

July 3, 2017, 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,

Big Whiskey’s Appoints New Director of Marketing

2017-06-13T01:22:19+00:00 June 13th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Springfield MO-- Big Whiskey’s Franchising continues to grow with multiple new locations and market expansions on the horizon. With the trending growth, plus continued success of corporate locations, Laura Head Elliott was brought on board as the new Director of Marketing for Big Whiskey’s Franchise & Corporate Operations.  Laura joins the company to further advance the marketing efforts for existing stores and the developing regional and national franchise markets. A Big Whiskey’s alumni, Laura previously worked for the organization from 2008-2014 as the Marketing Coordinator for the Springfield, Missouri corporate locations. Paul Sundy, COO, states, “We are thrilled to welcome

Big Whiskey’s Inks Restaurant Franchise Deal for Las Vegas

2017-06-08T04:48:03+00:00 June 8th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

(L to R) Justin Tilton (Operations Director) and Anthony DePasquale (Owner) of Calant Capital; Mike Heslin (CFO & Co-founder) and Austin Herschend (CEO) of Big Whiskey’s Concepts. Springfield, MO – Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar® will debut its first restaurant franchise in Las Vegas in early 2018 after awarding an area development agreement on May 29. Calant Capital LLC of Henderson, NV is the newest Big Whiskey’s franchisee. 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

Big Whiskey’s supports community through charity events

2017-09-19T16:33:38+00:00 May 20th, 2017|News|

Why fundraising is good for business? Springfield, MO – This May marks the 4th year Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar® partners with Ambassadors for Children, supporting local foster families, in their annual Big Whiskey’s restaurant fundraising event. Ambassadors for Children serves children in the foster care system for Greene, Christian, and Taney Counties, in an effort to end child abuse. Donations help supplement the limited income fosters families receive from the state, a cause-related subsidiary of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks.  A variety of programs provide assistance with new clothing, comfort bags, blankets, tutoring, beds, and self-esteem

Big Whiskey’s Opens Newest Franchise in Kansas City

2017-07-04T04:47:23+00:00 May 12th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Company Expands in Largest Market to Date (Springfield, MO) Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar® will unveil its newest restaurant franchise location in Lee’s Summit, MO with a public grand opening during the May 19-21 weekend.  H2B Restaurants LLC is the parent company’s second restaurant franchise to open since March and the first in a major metropolitan market. “We’re eager to introduce Kansas City to the remarkable food, drinks and atmosphere that’s made Big Whiskey’s a legend in southwest Missouri for the past decade,” said Ed House, H2B’s managing partner.  The restaurant/bar is in the popular Summit Fair Center on