Jenna Stephens–Staff Writer
Sioux Center is preparing to welcome another restaurant to town, and with it, their best-selling burger: the Twisted Brother.
Four Brothers Bar & Grill is expected to open on March 1, 2018, on a lot adjacent to the Holiday Inn Express on the south side of town. This establishment will be the third one of its kind, joining locations in Le Mars and Sioux City, where it’s popular with locals and tourists alike.
Clint Kass, co-owner and soon-to-be general manager of the Sioux Center location, hopes to provide Dordt students, as well as the community, with a cool, hang-out atmosphere for all occasions.
Some are excited about this addition – one more place to take the prospective girlfriend on a date, to dine with the parents when they come to visit, or just to hang out with the guys.
The reception to the news has been mostly positive so far.
“When we want to go out to eat, it kind of sucks because we always have to go to another town to find variety,” said Rickey Nelson, a senior from Lancaster, Texas. The limited number of restaurants in Sioux Center, compared to the variety near his home in a Dallas suburb, disappointed him when he arrived at Dordt.
But, he adds, “I do think there’s enough here for a college student to get by.”
Other students say that they will still look to other towns for their favorites.
“There is an excess of burger places,” said Vaughn Donahue, assistant adjunct in the art department, when describing the Sioux Center restaurant scene. He prefers a place like Sfumato Pizza near Alton.
Kass is prepared for the challenges of opening a business in a modest-sized city.
One of the biggest concerns is finding enough help – he will need to fill about 40 full-time and part-time positions.
“There’s always headwinds no matter what you do,” he said.
Kass added one more concern: “Just doing it right – in a small community, you just want to make a good first impression.”
With his half-pound beef patty, American and Swiss cheese, pecan-smoked bacon and Worcestershire aioli, the Twisted Brother will have to do just that – make a good first impression – in order to prove himself and to be officially accepted into the Sioux Center family.
The menu in the restaurant will include salads, steak, gourmet burgers and pasta, served in a restaurant over-looking the golf course. It will include a bar area with big screen TVs, along with an outdoor patio.