Longtime manager/cook buys Brandon Steakhouse

July 18, 2019

A longtime employee of the Brandon Steakhouse is the new owner of the restaurant.

Mark Anderson bought the Brandon business July 1 from Robert Miller, who owned it for the past four decades.

“I’ve been here for 30 years,” Anderson said. “I grew up here. I got the job the month of my 16th birthday and never left.”

He started out busing tables and washing dishes and over time became the cook and manager. He plans to continue cutting all the meat himself and cooking.

“It’s still going to have the same good food,” Anderson said. “I know people are worried about that.”

That doesn’t mean, however, that the menu won’t be tweaked.

“I want to change some things,” he said. “I want to attract new customers now and keep the old ones happy.”

The restaurant, which seats 300 in the main dining room, has been at 1308 Rushmore St. since its start, which Anderson doesn’t recall. It also has a banquet room that holds 100 diners and a party room that seats 25 to 30. It serves everything from beer and wine to cocktails.

The big seller at the steakhouse is prime rib, Anderson said, and it’s available every day of the week. The restaurant also is known for its potato cheese soup, chislic and salad bar.

“Everything is made in-house,” Anderson said of the salad bar. “We don’t buy anything. Even the dressings are made in-house. You don’t get that very often.”

Daily specials for lunch and dinner will continue.

Lunch hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and an hour later Friday and Saturday.

On Sunday, the steakhouse is open for breakfast from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu features morning standards: “You name it – biscuits and gravy, pancakes, eggs any way, French toast,” Anderson said.

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Longtime manager/cook buys Brandon Steakhouse

“It’s still going to have the same good food,” said Mark Anderson, the new owner of the Brandon Steakhouse.

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