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A Siloam Springs, Arkansas, franchise restaurant is the newest Big Whiskey’s eatery.
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A Siloam Springs, Arkansas, franchise restaurant is the newest Big Whiskey’s eatery.

Big Whiskey's adds franchise restaurants

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Ozark-based Big Whiskey’s has added three franchise restaurants since May, and another eatery is on the way.

The most recent restaurant opened last month in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, according to a news release issued this morning. That followed franchise openings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Hoover, Alabama, in May and June, respectively.

"The Hoover store shattered company sales records by 30% in their first four weeks of business," said Paul Sundy, Big Whiskey's co-founder, in the release. "Our new franchise owners put their full confidence in our corporate training team who quickly adapted to develop guidance for the new franchise stores so they could open safely, under varying municipal guidelines. The decision to press forward has paid off."

Big Whiskey's spokesperson Joy White said franchisee Shane Miller opened the Siloam Springs restaurant. The company's original franchisee, Miller next plans to open a restaurant in Fayetteville, Arkansas, this winter.

"Shane signed a three-store expansion agreement at the beginning of the year with Siloam Springs and Fayetteville being the first two stores of that agreement," White said via email. "The third location of the expansion has not yet been determined, but locations are being scouted."

Miller's first Big Whiskey's restaurant, located in Bentonville, Arkansas, opened in 2017.

The Tulsa franchisee is Sean Sylvester, and in Hoover, the franchisees are Amaan Porbandarwala and Zunaid Porbandarwala, White said.

Big Whiskey's currently has 13 restaurants in Missouri and three other states. Its operations include six franchise stores.

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