Corktown gastropub Bobcat Bonnie’s is taking its loaded tater tots and burgers to Wyandotte. Owner Matthew Buskard confirms to Eater that the restaurant will expand to a second location in the Downriver suburb next month. The new project will replace Bourbon’s at 118 Sycamore St. in the downtown area.
Buskard says he recently struck a deal with the owners of Bourbon’s to take over day-to-day operations and plans to convert the space into a Bobcat Bonnie’s between now and the targeted mid-February launch. Bonnie’s will be retaining all of the current employees as well as hiring a few more.
Diners can expect an identical menu to the one found at the Corktown eatery such as the mushroom blue burger (mushrooms, blue cheese, swiss, and mayo on brioche), chicken tikka masala, and Captain Crunch chicken fingers paired with an extensive list of craft beers, cocktails, and wine. According to Buskard, the restaurant will focus on dinner service initially, before moving on to lunch, and eventually brunch service with a $3 build-your-own bloody mary and mimosa bar.
Buskard opened Bobcat Bonnie’s first outpost on Michigan Avenue in August 2015. Prior to that he worked for Darden Restaurants helping to open multiple Olive Garden branches across Michigan, and launched several food trucks. He was also a member of the opening team at Gold Cash Gold.
Bonnie’s isn’t the first Detroit restaurant to expand to Wyandotte. Dangerously Delicious Pies debuted its first brick-and-mortar location in the Downriver city last year ahead of its soon-to-open Midtown restaurant. Stay tuned for more updates on Bonnie’s expansion.
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