By Sean Malinowski
Bulls Eye Bar and Grill, a newly-renovated sports bar that prides itself on its unique menu selection, is the perfect place to watch a Jays’ or Leafs’ game or enjoy a few rounds of pool.
The restaurant opened in the spring, in the same location as recently closed All Star Wings and Ribs. It is operated by the same people.
Chintan Patel is one of the co-owners of Bulls Eye Bar and Grill. The former All Star operator said he’s excited to step away from the franchise chain, and run his restaurant with a lot more freedom.
“Being private, you don’t have to worry about royalties. You get to run it. If three years down the road you want to add items or take out items, you have that flexibility, whereas a franchise, you can’t do everything that you want.”
Patel said the Bulls Eye menu has something for everyone.
“It’s not just the wings. If you look at the menu, you’ll see Mexican food, some Indian food. Of course, we still have wings, burgers and salads.”
Samantha Brown, a waitress at the restaurant, said she has a few favourite dishes.
“The steak fajitas are delicious, the build-your-own burger is fantastic,” she said. “I also really like the butter chicken. So many good options.”
“I really enjoy working. It’s a positive environment; the employees are genuine people. It’s fun,” Brown said.
Bulls Eye offers deals every day. For example, Monday and Wednesday are wing nights, Thursday night is Mexican. They’re also implementing a 15 per cent discount for students, something they have done in the past at All Star.
The restaurant is located at 446 Highland Rd. W. in Kitchener. If that’s out of your way, Bulls Eye also delivers through the online intermediary Just Eat.
Patel, who’s a passionate sports fan as much as he is a passionate food fan, said he enjoys coming to work every day.
“It doesn’t feel like work, and with a business I think that’s what’s most important.”