Big Whiskey’s Opens New Franchise in Bentonville, AR

Big Whiskey's Opens New Franchise in Bentonville, AR

Company Expands with First Location in Northwest Arkansas

Big Whiskey's Opens New Franchise in Bentonville, ARBig Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar will unveil its newest franchise location in Bentonville, AR with a public grand opening during the March 10-12 weekend.  Shane Miller of Bentonville is the parent company’s first franchisee and has been working on the new outlet for over a year.

“We’re all set to introduce Northwest Arkansas to the great food, drinks and atmosphere that’s made Big Whiskey’s a legend in southwest Missouri for the past decade,” Miller said.  The restaurant/bar anchors the new retail center at 214 SE Walton Boulevard on the pad in front of Guess Who? Spirits and across from Baymont Inn & Suites near Rainbow Curve.  “Our location is convenient to everyone in the area for lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night as we’re open until 1:30am.”

Miller’s first experience with Big Whiskey’s was as a guest while studying at Drury University in Springfield.  After graduating in 2008, Miller worked at Wal-Mart’s home office, first in finance and then in real estate where he developed relationships with food chains leasing space inside superstores. “I’ve always loved the food, people & fun environment at Big Whiskey’s. After moving to Northwest Arkansas, I saw a real opportunity for the concept to flourish here,” he explained.

Big Whiskey’s menu has broad appeal featuring hand-cut steaks, craft burgers, award-winning wings, garden-fresh salads, street tacos & quesadillas, wraps & specialty sandwiches, seafood & chicken entrees, ribs, signature appetizers and kid’s meals.  The massive bar features over 100 whiskeys, 20 beers on tap and 25 large HD TV’s.  “We’re not a sports bar but we definitely celebrate sports,” Miller added.  The Bentonville location is approximately 5300SF with indoor seating for 250 patrons and an outdoor covered patio as well with seating for 60.

Big Whiskeys Concepts LLC operates five stores in the Springfield/Branson area and has recently purchased a closed Ruby Tuesday in Republic, MO which will be the company’s first free-standing store showcasing their new design concept. Kansas City will be the next franchise to open in early May in the Summit fair Center in Lee’s Summit, MO. The first Big Whiskey’s opened in downtown Springfield in July 2006 and the company began franchising in late 2015. For more information, contact Dan Allen at or visit

Big Whiskey's Opens New Franchise in Bentonville, AR