Few things can tell a community’s story better than its business residents’ insights. This is why we created the “Why Midlothian?” series.
In this series, Midlothian companies share their experiences, observations and impressions about why Midlothian has proven a great fit for their business needs.
We hope their stories will inspire you to consider how you can make something great with us in Midlothian.
A Conversation With … Brad Golden, Owner of Beef 'O' Brady's
“If you want to be a part of a community that will embrace you as something special, Midlothian is the place to be.”
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s emerged on the dining scene in 1985 when founder Jim Mellody and his wife, Jeanette, opened the flagship Beef ‘O’Brady’s sports bar and grill in Brandon, Fla. Designed as a neighborhood pub where friends and family could enjoy delicious fare and a sporty atmosphere, the concept was an instant hit. Today, there are 205 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s locations throughout the Southeast. The Midlothian Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, which opened in summer 2015, marks the fifth franchise location in Texas and the first in North Texas. Owner Brad Golden, a 13-year Midlothian resident, is excited to open the family-oriented establishment and looks forward to welcoming diners from near and far. To learn more, visit Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Facebook.
Midlothian Economic Development: Tell me a little about your business?
Brad Golden: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is a neighborhood pub where friends and families can gather to enjoy good food and sports in a fun, comfortable atmosphere.
MED: When do you expect to open and how many employees will you have?
BG: The icy days and wet weather set us back a few weeks, but we are hoping to be open by the middle of July 2015. We will employ between 40 to 60 full- and part-time employees.
MED: What will your restaurant feature?
BG: Every Beef ‘O’ Brady’s has its own vibe. We will have a little something for everyone in Midlothian. For the professionals or those needing a place to meet or celebrate, we will have a conference/party room that will seat up to 36. Our patio is a unique feature to the restaurant. It will have an area for a band with lounge seating to enjoy some local talent. The covered portion of the patio is 1,200 square feet with an additional 400 square feet for umbrella table seating. For the younger patrons or the young-at-heart patrons, we will have video games to keep them entertained while the rest of their group relaxes.
MED: Why did you originally choose to locate your company in Midlothian?
BG: My children have all grown up here in Midlothian. I coached little league sports here and always felt a need for something like a Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in our community. Being in Midlothian is a great way for us to give back to the community that has given so much to us.
MED: How would you describe your experience working in the city of Midlothian?
BG: I have actually not had any issues. Everyone we have dealt with has responded promptly to our questions, emails, or phone calls. We received our permits within a few weeks and inspections have been hitting the mark throughout the building process.
MED: How has your experience been with the Midlothian community overall?
BG: I can’t go anywhere in town without someone sharing how excited they are about the restaurant. Everyone seems to have a different reason they are excited, and all are encouraging. We have so many friends in this area and we love the fact that we will get to hang out with them even more when they come to the restaurant.
MED: What advice would you give other companies considering locating in Midlothian?
BG: Look at the bigger picture. It frustrates me when I see other businesses go to surrounding towns. If you want to be a part of a community that will embrace you as something special, Midlothian is the place to be.