Big Whiskey’s Opens Newest Franchise in Kansas City
Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar will unveil its newest 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 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,” says Ed House, H2B’s managing partner. The restaurant/bar is in the popular Summit Fair Center on Blue Parkway just off I-470 in Lee’s Summit. “Our location is convenient to everyone in the area for lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night.” The newest Big Whiskey’s is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. with food served until midnight.
House formed H2B with Ryan Bohl and J.D. House to open multiple Big Whiskey’s in the Kansas City metro area. “Over the last few years, we’ve closely watched the company grow, enhance its systems and never rest on their success. We felt confident that Kansas City is a perfect market for this concept,” House says. “I’ve always loved the food, people and fun environment at Big Whiskey’s—now we’re going to be part of that growth.” House hinted that his group has begun searching for their next location.
“These are exciting times for us,” says Paul Sundy, Big Whiskey’s co-founder & COO. “To open our first franchise in Bentonville, AR with record numbers and now to launch our first large city location is a dream come true.” He continued, “Ed’s group has made a total commitment to the Lee’s Summit community and we’re delighted to partner with them to serve customers there the best of Big Whiskey’s, any time and every time.”
Big Whiskey’s menu has broad appeal featuring hand-cut steaks, craft burgers, award-winning wings, garden-fresh salads, street tacos & quesadillas, wraps & specialty sandwiches, seafood & chicken entrees, ribs, signature appetizers and kid’s meals. The massive bar features over 100 whiskeys, 24 beers on tap and 30 large HD TV’s. “We’re not a sports bar but we definitely celebrate sports,” House adds. The Lee’s Summit location is the largest Big Whiskey’s to date with almost 6,500 square feet, indoor seating for over 260 patrons and an outdoor covered patio as well.
Big Whiskeys Concepts LLC operates five stores in the Springfield/Branson area and has recently purchased a closed Ruby Tuesday in Republic, Missouri, which will be the company’s first free-standing store showcasing their new design concept, scheduled to open in early summer. The first Big Whiskey’s debuted in downtown Springfield in July 2006 and the company began franchising in late 2015. Bentonville, Arkansas, was the first BW franchise, which opened March 10, and has been setting sales records ever since.