Big Whiskey’s Inks Multi-Unit Franchise Deal for Las Vegas

Big Whiskey's Inks Multi-Unit Franchise Deal for Las Vegas
(L to R) Justin Tilton (Operations Director) and Anthony DePasquale (Owner) of Calant Capital; Mike Heslin (CFO & Co-founder) and Austin Herschend (CEO) of Big Whiskey’s Concepts.

Big Whiskey's Inks Multi-Unit Franchise Deal for Las VegasBig Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar will debut in Las Vegas in early 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 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 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 franchises in Bentonville, AR and Kansas City, MO earlier this year. More information can be found at