Beef O’Brady’s to launch Ohio expansion with Liberty Twp. restaurant

A national restaurant chain is looking to kick off a spate of development in southwest Ohio with a new Butler County location.

Beef 'O' Brady's is looking to expand its Ohio presence and is targeting the "prime market" of Cincinnati by having a franchisee open a new restaurant in Liberty Twp. in the next six to nine months, according to Jamie Cecil, director of development.

The Florida-based company emphasizes involvement in the community, local sports and families, Cecil said.

“One of the things we find … that works well is that small-town strategy, where our owners really get involved in the community, really kind of lace in with schools and little league teams and adult softball teams where we can really come in and be a part of the community,” he said.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s operates 189 locations nationwide, eight of them in Ohio, he said. Of those eight, two are located near Cincinnati, three in Cleveland and one each in Dayton, Columbus and Youngstown.

Each location is staffed by between 30 and 40 employees, Cecil said.

“Obviously, with (Liberty Center) there, that’s drawn a bunch of traffic up there, so it’s really kind of getting on the coat tails of that thing,” he said. “They’re doing a lot of great things, Liberty Twp., and we want to be a part of it.”

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s offers a full menu of thin-crust pizza, Angus burgers, award-winning jumbo wings, flatbreads, burritos, wraps, soups and salads along with a kids’ menu and a full bar for adults.

It recently introduced new selections including quinoa and Mediterranean salad, Cecil said.

“We’re really trying to stat in touch with what our guest is asking for and people are looking for healthier options,” Cecil said.

Tom Drennen, who left the mortgage business in 2007 to open a Beef O’Brady franchise in Newport, Ky., since 2008, said the best part of having a franchise location is having a tremendous amount of help from the company in numerous facets of both starting and running the business.

Those interested in opening a Beef 'O' Brady's location may call 513-401-4091 or visit

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