According to officials with Drake’s, the restaurant will open their east Owensboro location on Oct. 21.
The new restaurant is located at 3050 Highland Pointe Dr. and is approximately 5,850 square feet, seating around 200.
According to Bluegrass Hospitality Group (BHG), the parent company to the restaurant, the food menu will be the same as other Drake’s. The beer menu will be custom to Owensboro and feature local craft beers.
Drake’s is just one of the restaurant chains owned by BHG, which also owns the famous Malone’s steakhouse. Drake’s has 12 other locations across five states, with another set to open in 2019.
“Owensboro is an exciting market for our team as our owners were previously a part of the franchise group that owned the local Texas Roadhouse before it was sold back to the company,” said Drake’s spokesperson Leela Atchison.
BHG co-owner Bruce Drake is from Owensboro and has settled in Lexington. According to Drake’s website, Bruce Drake set out to open Drake’s after a late night search for a good burger. When he couldn’t find one, he called his partner, Brian McCarty, to propose the idea for a new restaurant. He now brings the restaurant bearing his name back to his hometown.