WICHITA — Former Brews Brothers Ice House Bar and Grill partner Luis Lopez has purchased the west-side Emerson Biggins near 21st and Maize Road.
The Old Town Emerson Biggins is a separately owned business.
By May 9, Lopez hopes to have most of the old Brews Brothers menu in place.
“We’re going to have the same fun food and the same great times that we had at the Brews Brothers bar and grill.”
That includes dishes such as his pork chili, fried flour tacos, sweet pepper pastrami sandwich and signature Reuben.
“I thought I was going to change the name, but we decided to keep it Emerson Biggins,” Lopez says.
He says he gave up his two Brews Brothers restaurants, which were near 13th and Tyler and South Seneca and I-235, to concentrate on nine Burger King restaurants.
“I didn’t have the flexibility to run all of them.”
At the time, similar restaurants such as Old Chicago were expanding to more Wichita locations.
“I had a better opportunity with the Burger Kings.”
Now, he thinks his opportunity is with Emerson Biggins. Lopez would like to open one on the east side in 2013 followed by one in Hutchinson.