Colliers Foods Inc. has announced that they have taken over the Bel Aire Grill located between the Stagecoach and the Comedy Barn on the Parkway. The new diner is called “Happy Days” and have a 1950s theme complete with decorations and that bee-bop look.
New manager Will Beams, who has worked at TGI Friday’s and Route 66 Road House stated, “I’m thrilled. It’s going to be hard to fill the shoes of such an iconic restaurant as the Bel Aire Grill, which has been in the area since 1992.” Commenting on the new name, Beams stated, “Happy is our hallmark. Our servers have been great all through their training. They take a sense of ownership.”
The restaurant will be a partnership between Collier Food Group and co-owners of the Comedy Barn and Black Bear Jamboree Jim Hedrick and David Fee. “We (David Fee, Jim Hedrick and Collier Foods) will form a partnership and then lease the restaurant from the Comedy Barn,” stated Fee.
Fee stated that they plan on making major changes to the outside of the building. “We just wanted to get open as soon as possible and then we can finish up the outside” stated Fee. Fee stated that there are differences between Happy Days” and the “Bel Aire Grill” “They weren’t open for breakfast and we will be” said Fee. We also plan on staying open until 12:00 a.m.”
The menu has expanded to offer such delights as Opie’s Catfish Dinner, James Dean T-Bone, Potsie’s Jalapeno Poppers and a variety of sides, desserts, smoothies and a kids menu with items ranging from $3.29 to $3.99.
For more information on “Happy Days” you can call 774-7707.
One customer commented that, “This is the best steak I’ve ever tasted.”