Big Whiskey's Headed to Las Vegas!

Franchise, News

June 13, 2017

Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar® will debut its first restaurant franchise in Las Vegas in 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 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’re confident it can grow even larger in Clark County.”

Big Whiskey’s Franchising CEO 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’re 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 currently operates 3 locations in Springfield MO and one each in Ozark & Branson, MO. The privately-held company opened its first two restaurant franchises in Bentonville, AR and Kansas City, MO earlier this year. More information can be found at