Waitresses to reopen Bigs Bar and Grill

WICHITA — Two longtime Bigs Bar and Grill waitresses are going to reopen the business, which closed early this summer.

“When Juanita shut down … everybody missed it,” Brenda Werth says of former owner Juanita Albert.

Werth worked at the business, which is at Central and Ridge Road, for 19 years.

She and Kim Kirkland, who was a waitress there for 15 years, previously discussed taking over the business but they “just never followed through with any of it at the time,” Werth says.

“Let’s go do it,” she says they decided.

“All the same employees are coming back,” Werth says.

They’ve remodeled the space, added some menu items and are waiting on their license from the city before reopening.

“It should be in a couple of weeks.”