Chipley will soon have a new restaurant to enjoy when Beef â€˜Oâ€™ Bradyâ€™s opens its doors later in 2023.
The Chipley City Council recently approved a development order and certificate of appropriateness in order for developers to move forward with the project.
The 5,200-square-foot building will be located next to One Florida Bank on the east side of State Road 77 on 1.1 acres complete with a full parking area and stormwater drainage.
Owner Scott O’Brien also owns the franchise in Marianna and says he and his family have been wanting to bring a Beefs to Chipley since 2008.
â€œMy family and I believe that Beefs will be a great fit for the Chipley community,â€ Oâ€™Brien said. â€œWhen the right time and place presented itself, we agreed as a family to open a location in Chipley.â€
One of the biggest misconceptions people have is that Beefs is a bar with a restaurant but Oâ€™Brien is quick to change that view.
â€œWe are a family sports pub with a bar inside,â€ Oâ€™Brien said. â€œWe have great food served in a great family oriented atmosphere with TVâ€™s and sports playing all around.â€
The Marianna location operates as one of the top four Beefs in the nation, something Oâ€™Brien hopes to accomplish in Chipley as well.
â€œWe kept a full staff during the pandemic and our turnover rate is not high,â€ Oâ€™Brien said. â€œWe treat our employees like family, and I believe that shows in how well our location does.â€
Oâ€™Brien and his family are huge supporters of local events in Jackson County and plan to do the same in Washington County. Providing food for various events is just a small part of what the Oâ€™Brien family brings through their business.
â€œMy greatest motivator through this venture is to complement the already great community of Chipley,â€ Oâ€™Brien said. â€œWe are not successful without our community and because of that we are able to give back.â€
The current status on the project is waiting for bids to finalize as well as the contract with their financial institution.
â€œWe hope to tentatively break ground in May,â€ Oâ€™Brien said. â€œOur expected opening date will be in the fall. We are excited to come to Chipley and become a big part of the community.â€