Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar Expands to Columbia, Missouri

October 17, 2023

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With eight new stores in the works, Big Whiskey’s plans to open a flagship location in one of the most vibrant college towns in the nation.

October 17th, Columbia, Missouri - Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar is thrilled to announce the acquisition of land in one of the nation’s top 10 college towns, Columbia, Missouri. In partnership with Alpha Real Estate and DeLine Holdings, who have opened multiple restaurants and developments, Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar will be part of a development near I-70 and 131 exit in Columbia, Missouri along with other national retailers.

Known for its celebrated bar and best-in-class food, Big Whiskeys is excited to become part of the vibrant city of Columbia and bring its signature blend of great food, excellent service, and a lively sports atmosphere to the heart of the community.

"We are delighted to introduce Big Whiskey’s to the wonderful community of Columbia," said Paul Sundy, original founder and Co-CEO at Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar. "With our partnership with Alpha Real Estate and DeLine Holdings, we aim to become an integral part of this thriving college sports town and provide a place where residents and visitors alike can come together to enjoy delicious food, watch their favorite sports teams, and create unforgettable memories."

The new Big Whiskey’s location in Columbia will not only mark the expansion of the brand but also serve as a prototype store, reflecting the brand’s dedication to continuous improvement and innovation. This ground-up build will showcase the latest in design and technology, ensuring that guests have a best-in-class experience when dining and celebrating in Columbia.

“We are excited to be a part of the development in the Columbia market in partnership with Alpha Real Estate and DeLine Holdings. We are in an era of growth and we could not be more excited to be adding another pin on the map in such a thriving city,” stated Austin Herschend, Co-CEO of Big Whiskey’s. Stay tuned for further details and the official opening date of Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar in Columbia, Missouri.

About Big Whiskey’s Franchising:

Big Whiskey's Franchising is a leading player in the American restaurant and bar industry, offering an unparalleled dining experience. With a commitment to exceptional service and a diverse menu, Big Whiskey's has gained popularity across multiple states. As the brand continues to expand through franchising, it seeks passionate individuals who share its vision of delivering outstanding food and a vibrant atmosphere. To learn more about franchising opportunities with Big Whiskey's, visit