Texas-based Bombshells restaurant coming soon to Alabama

Published 2:20 pm Monday, November 20, 2023

Bombshells, a World War II inspired restaurant and bar franchise, is coming to Alabama next year.

Last week the company opened its latest location in the Houston suburb of Stafford, Texas. Additional locations are open in Dallas, Houston and Austin.

Three more of the restaurants are scheduled to open across Alabama in the next three years, with the first being in Huntsville.

“We want Bombshells to be the ultimate experience for casual dining, sports viewing, music, and fun in Stafford,” said David Simmons, Director of Restaurant Operations. “Everything about Bombshells is big, proud, and community-friendly, with a great respect for our military, past and present.”

Bombshells are known for their red, white and blue branding; aircraft hangar like structures; military memorabilia; and uniformed Bombshells Girls, who bring to life timeless pinup models from World War II aircraft “nose art.” Locations are open 11 AM to 2 AM for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and a late night party scene with live DJs. Guests are encouraged to stay and hang out.

Bombshells offer a scratch kitchen, full bar (featuring an aircraft wing overhead), premium brands of spirits, and a selection of 20 draft beers (flowing through a unique “missile tap”). The extensive menu includes popular items such as Renegade Pasta (penne tossed in Cajun-spiced Alfredo sauce); Double D’s Burger (2x the beef, cheese, and fries); Ike’s 14-ounce rib eye steak; the Pin Up Girl Salad; and giant desserts, such as Fried Cheesecake and Bombshells Brownie.

The Bombshells concept was originated by Travis Reese, EVP of parent RCI, whose grandfather piloted more than 100 missions in the Berlin Airlift following World War II. Veterans and active service members of the U.S. Armed Forces receive a 20% discount on meals and soft drinks. Bombshells is community friendly and involved, often supporting local children’s sports teams.

Hospitality entrepreneur Jerry Westlund of Nashville, who owns 30 nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 12 states, many of them in the South will be the managing partner of the Alabama venture that will own the Bombshells restaurants there.

“We’re proud to be the first to bring the Bombshells military-themed, restaurant-sports bar concept to Alabama, home to Redstone Arsenal, Fort Rucker, Maxwell Air Force Base, and more than 400,000 men and women who have served our country,” Westlund said. “Bombshells attracts singles, couples, and families, including millennials. With its large, distinctive design, you can’t miss it.”