There is big news for a Little Rock institution. Town Pump was recently sold to local restaurateur Shea Bryant. If that name sounds familiar, it should. Shea also co-owns Gadwall’s Grill in North Little Rock. She officially took over Town Pump on November 9, 2018 but waited to make an announcement so she could make several improvements–like remodeled bathrooms remodeled and a POS system change–before going public.
“I do not own the building but it wasn’t in the best shape, which I took care of,” says Bryant.
For Bryant, the opportunity to take over Town Pump was just too good to pass up.
“I asked our Sysco rep, Chad Butler, to be on the lookout for a spot for me to take over and serve plate lunch and breakfast. He came to me with a couple of other spots but I didn’t like them. Then Town Pump came up and I was all over it.”
Although there are several changes, Town Pump still has the same atmosphere and vibe, which were important for Bryant to maintain. But the place is now cleaner, smells better, and even has a new television behind the bar with two more planned for the patio.
But you should expect some changes to the menu.
“I did change the food. The Pump had burgers. I just changed the meat to the same meat we use at Gadwall’s. I did the same with the hot dog, ham, turkey, corned beef, cheese dip, nacho chips, chili, white chili. I also added a no bean chili and we now serve fresh cut fries,” says Bryant.
Rest easy … Bryant kept 2$ Taco Tuesdays and .75 cent Wing Wednesday with all day Happy Hour, along with Tuesday night karaoke (and every other Friday night).
“I added live trivia on Thursday and I have been bringing in some live music! There’s a crawfish boil on Sunday’s every other weekend.. We’ll have one this Sunday, April 14. Cost is $25 for 3 pounds of crawfish (corn and potatoes) Also on Sunday’s, we do Kickballer’s special, which is $10 for a burger and a beer and 10$ domestic buckets.”
Congrats to Bryant on her latest venture.