Hickory Tavern Kicks off Football Season Early with Fantasy Football Draft Party Packages



$100 Gift Card for League Commissioners, $10 Gift Cards for All Players, Free Apps and Bottomless Chips and Salsa All on Tap for Fantasy Footballers Who Host Their Drafts at Hickory Tavern

Hickory Tavern Kicks off Football Season Early with Fantasy Football Draft Party PackagesIt turns out that the most fantastic place to watch football is also the ideal place to have your fantasy football draft party.

Hickory Tavern, the casually social neighborhood restaurant acclaimed for its sports passion, has created a Fantasy Football Draft Party package that includes a $100 gift card for fantasy league commissioners, $10 gift certificates for all participants, reserved seating, one free appetizer for every four participants and “bottomless chips” and salsa for everyone.

“Hickory Tavern does football better than anyone and does parties better than anyone,” said Hickory Tavern CMO Thom Perez. “We host watching parties for leagues all season and we decided to start the party early with a Fantasy Football Draft Party package that is simply unbeatable.”

More than a quarter of the US population, including millions of women, play fantasy football each year according to American Express. High estimates put the overall fantasy football industry business activity at more than $70 billion.

“Fantasy football gets bigger every year and nowhere does it get more attention than at Hickory Tavern,” continued Perez. “We look forward to seeing our guests all season long and we welcome you and your leagues to get things started the right way by having your draft parties with us.”

Since opening its first restaurant in Charlotte almost 20 years ago, Hickory Tavern has become the neighborhood restaurant destination for the entire family. Perhaps best known for being named runner up in ESPN’s Best Sports Bar in North America, Hickory Tavern’s unique brand of polished casual features a lively bar atmosphere, upscale menu and approximately 70 TVs throughout the restaurant, bar and patio.

Founded in 1997, the Hickory Tavern brand has grown to include 24 restaurants in 13 communities across the southeastern United States. Hickory Tavern is a great family neighborhood restaurant with a sports passion. Its unique brand of casual dining, lively bar atmosphere, upscale menu and a passion for sports is universally inviting and the perfect dining destination no matter what time of day: Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner, Late Night or Gameday. Perhaps best known for being named runner up in ESPN’s Best Sports Bar in North America or being cited by The Bleacher Report as the best local bar in the NFL city of Charlotte, the family-friendly brand recently expanded its footprint with 5 new openings in 2015, including Memphis, Winston-Salem, NC, Birmingham, Alabama, Indian Land, SC and Rock Hill, SC and well as opening in Hilton Head and Cary, NC this year.