Show-Me's Restaurant sure to spark conversation
Published: Friday, January 22, 2010
Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 10:01
Imagine Hooters and Buffalo Wild Wings combining and coming to Terre Haute. Sunday afternoon, that will be a reality.
Open Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. and running normal business hours, the popular Show Me's restaurant franchise was best described by co-owner Mike Connelly as a mix between Hooters and Buffalo Wild Wings.
"We will have a ‘soft opening' a day early on Sunday so people can watch the Colts game," Connelly said. "We will open at 2 p.m. and close at midnight."
Show Me's normal hours will be Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to midnight, Connelly said.
"We will have a whole sports bar theme," he said. "We will also have over 40 50-inch plasmas, seven big screens at 161 inches, we will have every UFC fight and all the Pay-Per-Views, three pool tables in the back, two full bars, it will be 18 and over so it will be a smoking environment and can reach the whole university."
Connelly also said there will be a full patio with big screens, and that Terre Haute's Show Me's will be the 14th installment of the St. Louis-born franchise.
Connelly is one of two co-owners of the Terre Haute restaurant, along with another Terre Haute resident.
"We are two local guys from the Terre Haute area," he said. "The other gentleman went to ISU and I went to IU.
Connelly said his business partner took him to a Show Me's restaurant in Evansville and he became interested in opening one.
"It was great food with attractive waitresses, and we thought that is what Terre Haute would be interested in," he said.
Connelly said the waitresses outfits are "a little more modern."
"Hooters hasn't really changed much since it opened in the 80's," he said. "Our outfits are a little shorter, and the waitresses all have to wear panty-hose."