Beef O’Brady’s to open in late April

Another option for dining out is about to open in West Maryville.

Beef O’Brady’s will open at 2312 Market Place in the Shops at Market Place shopping center, adjacent to Wal-Mart on U.S. 411 South.

Jan Louise Hill and Christopher Ryan Hill are opening the business. Between 35 and 40 will be employed at the restaurant.

“We’re hoping to open on the 28th of April,” Jan Hill said of the 3,600 square foot establishment. Jan Hill said this is the first restaurant for them. Their family owned Tremont Campground in Townsend at one time. They just got out of the U.S. military and have been working on this restaurant ever since. “We were both Air Force active duty,” she said.

Jan Hill is from the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Her husband graduated from Heritage High School. They have two daughters, 7-year-old Alissa and 2-year-old Payton.

The couple said they knew right away what kind of restaurant they wanted. “We wanted something that was family-friendly,” she said. “We wanted a place where people could go and watch the game and bring the kids - where whole family was comfortable. We’ve got a good-sized game room for kids.”

A unique aspect to this location not seen at other Beef O’Brady restaurants is the floor design. “We’ve painted our floor to look like a football field, which is cool. We’re first to do that,” Jan Hill said. “We’ve got 30 flat panel, high definition televisions.”

There are 20, 42-inch televisions, eight 52-inch televisions and two 15-inch televisions in the restrooms, she said. “We went above and beyond so you can watch about wherever you want,” she said.

Jan Hill said the restaurant will specialize in burgers, wings, salads and sandwiches, and prices are affordable. Children eat free on Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult’s meal. “We just added ribs to the menu. Everything except the ribs is $10 or less,” she said.

Maintaining good value is important to the couple as they also have two children. “Today, with the economy the way it is and gas as high as it is, every penny counts” she said. “We wanted something that caters to the family so you don’t have to spend a fortune for a meal.

Jan Hill said the restaurant hours will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The couple hopes to start hiring employees next week. The restaurant’s phone number is 865-380-WING.

Jan Hill asked readers to consider donating any sports memorabilia they may have to put on the walls. “It doesn’t matter what, anything sports-related; pictures, articles jerseys,” she said. “We want to decorate our walls with sports memorabilia from the community.”

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