First Stand-Alone Big Whiskey’s Location to Open in Republic, MO

Opening, News

August 13, 2017

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August 10, 2017, Springfield MO—Big Whiskey's is at it again! Right on the heels of "Back to School" season, Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar is prepping for the Grand Opening of their newest location in Republic, Missouri.

"It's always a crazy busy, but exciting time for us when we're getting ready for a store opening," states Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Operations, Paul Sundy. "Lots of moving parts happening, but there's definitely a buzz of energy and anticipation surrounding our entire team."

The newest Big Whiskey's location boasts a few "first-times" for the 11-year old restaurant brand. In February of this year, the ownership group jumped at the chance to purchase the shuttered Ruby Tuesday's location just off of Highway 60 in Republic. This unique piece of real estate provided the brand their first opportunity at opening a stand-alone Big Whiskey's location. The Republic opening will also be the first corporate-owned store the company has opened since successfully launching their first two franchise locations earlier this year; Bentonville, AR, in March and Lee's Summit, MO, in May.

Sundy continues, "We've been very fortunate at securing great locations for Big Whiskey's, all within shopping and business centers. The Republic store is a great opportunity for us to get our feet wet with a slightly updated design and layout in a detached location."

Big Whiskey's will celebrate their Republic Grand Opening beginning Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20.

The official opening ceremony takes place Saturday, August 19th at approximately 10:40am in the parking lot of the restaurant. Members of the Republic Area Chamber of Commerce will be on-site to host the official ribbon cutting. Following the ceremony, doors will open for business at 11:00am.

Part of the ceremony on Saturday morning will also include the opportunity for guests to receive a Big Whiskey's coupon book, offering one $25.00 gift certificate for each month from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018. The first 100 guests to enter on Saturday will receive the complimentary book valued at $300.00.

Laura Head Elliott, Director of Marketing states, “We were able to test the coupon book promotion at the Lee's Summit franchise location, and it was a huge hit! It's such a great way to engage and give back to the community from day one."

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