Kelly Burns, the Regional Franchisee for Browns Socialhouse is looking forward to opening in CentrePoint this summer. “We’ll be the first choice to watch the game, the atmosphere will be fun, since we’re catering to the sports crowd.”
Browns has a reputation for fresh food, sauces made in house and premium ingredients, but they’re not resting on their reputation. While the menu will be the same, the new Portage Avenue location will have its unique properties. “Because of the location, the concept is different. It’s larger, and then there’s the video wall. At 7 by 24 feet, it’s one of the largest in Canada. People will be able to see the game from the street.”
Their most popular menu items are the burgers, hand-pressed in house, using 100% fresh, never frozen ground beef from Alberta, and the Dragon Bowl that is asian influenced, with rice, spicy teriyaki and pickled cabbage.
There are some menu specials that should play well with the events crowds and the regulars. “Monday to Friday from 3 – 6 pm we have our Social Hour with $4.00 social drinks. Wings and ribs are $6. per pound during that time every day and pizza is $11 all day Sunday and Monday.”
Kelly is most looking forward to getting in and getting a feel for the new place. “Obviously, events right across the street will make it fun and interesting. It’s a different crowd from what we’re used to, with people travelling from all over Manitoba to go to concerts or a game.”
“We want Glasshouse resident to know that we’re creating an atmosphere where people can come in in jeans or a suit, either way they’ll be comfortable.”