Closer to opening: Restaurant accepting applications
Published 1:34 am Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Owners of Big Mike’s Steakhouse met with the local team who will handle their Andalusia site Tuesday, and said they hope to be open by mid-October.
Mike Cole said it’s difficult to know exactly when construction at their downtown Andalusia location will be completed, but applications are now being accepted for hostesses, servers, bus boys and kitchen staff.
The restaurant will be located in the old Andala building, located just off the Square and directly behind the Timmerman building. Cole, Scott Powell and Caine Conway partnered with the City of Andalusia, which owns the building, for the construction project. The city has done the renovation work, and Big Mike’s has an 18-year lease agreement for the property.
Cole estimated the restaurant will need 30 employees. High school students are welcome to apply for support roles, he said.
Applications are available at the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce. The announcement went out on social media Monday, and Maggie Jones said a number of applicants have already stopped by. Those interested may pick up an application or fill it out at the chamber office, she said. If the office is closed, applications will be left on a clipboard at the front door.
Members of the Big Mike’s team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by Facebook messenger.
In January, the owners said the menu will be very much like the Thomasville location. That menu offers a ribeye, New York Strip, or filet mignon, and they can be served smothered with caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms, with fried or grilled shrimp, or with lump crab meat. On the seafood side, the menu includes Ahi tuna, chicken, and fresh Gulf Coast shrimp or oysters. They also will serve oysters on the half shell.