Black Angus, currently at 10907 N Rodney Parham Road, will soon be getting a new home. And it’s one many are familiar with.

“I’ll be remodeling to occupy the old KFC and current Chi’s near Markham and Van Buren. The Subway, which was the original location of Black Angus, will also be removed. This work will allow parking and a drive-thru,” says owner Karla Creasey.

Black Angus has been at its Rodney Parham location since the 1990’s, but recent lease issues, followed by a notice to vacate, lead Creasey to begin the search for a new location.

“In 1960, Oliver Harper opened Black Angus on the corner of Markham and Van Buren. A lot of people know the history of Black Angus and have followed us from there to University and out to Geyer Springs and over to Cantrell and then to Rodney Parham. As I stood in the kitchen one morning, talking to Ben, telling him how heavy this situation/move felt and grieving for my employees, myself, and the loss of what I love to do, the telephone rang. It was Morris Harper, the son of Oliver Harper, our founder. Morris said, ‘Karla, this is easy. Just go home.'”

And the two got to work.

“Mr. Harper and I have been working closely together to design a plan to remodel the corner of Markham, to make it Black Angus again. This effort is to preserve the restaurant’s 60-year-old identity. We’ve never sold alcohol and we’re closed on Sundays. This effort also includes keeping my drive-thru, and having an open kitchen.”

March 24th is the last day at the Rodney Parham location. And, breathe easy, nothing will change with the menu.

“We will still hand-cut our steaks, freshly patty our burgers, and make our desserts,” says Creasey.

Customers are encouraged to be a little patience with the opening of the new location. Black Angus is hoping the construction and remodel doesn’t take long. The estimated re-open will be in June or July.



Dee Engle February 28, 2020 at 4:25 pm

Congratulations! Can’t wait to visit BAs new location.

Susan Kuehner February 28, 2020 at 4:50 pm

Will always be there to support you guys since you supported me in a time of need. Love my BA family!

Sheila Whitbey February 28, 2020 at 5:07 pm

Great people and great food. Definitely the place to eat.

alan maxwell February 28, 2020 at 6:22 pm

it will be worth the extra drive to get my hamburger steak dinner, for sure!

    Rita Cunningham February 28, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Wonderful to have back home

Michael Whitworth February 28, 2020 at 7:18 pm

First time at Black Angus I walked across Markham street while playing golf at War Memorial . Great memories and food since then I enjoyed eating at all the other locations. Looking forward to going back to where it all started .

    MNH February 29, 2020 at 8:09 am

    That’s why my dad had a walk-up window, not a drive-through window for which there was no lot on the time corner lot. He foresaw that opportunity to serve golfers like you.

    MNH February 29, 2020 at 8:13 am

    That should have read: That’s why my Dad had a walk-up window, not a drive-thru window for which there was no room on the tiny corner lot. He foresaw the opportunity to serve golfers like you..

Beverly ROOK February 28, 2020 at 8:02 pm

We have followed You to all the locations and look forward to “ going home “ so to speak. Looking forward to seeing you when you reopen.

Vicki Boyce February 28, 2020 at 8:21 pm

I love Black Angus no matter where it is! I’ll be there when you reopen!

Arbie Anthony February 28, 2020 at 8:56 pm

Not far from UAMS! Very good.

Johnny Brannon February 29, 2020 at 5:22 am

Always remember Black Angus being on that corner . This will be a homecoming . Happy to hear this . See y’all soon .

Patti jacobs February 29, 2020 at 6:54 am

I can’t wait to see y’all come home I used to eat with my parents at the location on Markham location I was not even able to see over the counter

Rick Taylor February 29, 2020 at 7:25 am

Bring back the fish sandwich, worked there when I was sixteen .

Norma Walker February 29, 2020 at 11:25 am

Thrilled to have it back, so close to the original. Always good to drive by the old stomping grounds, Congrats!!!!

Lee Sims February 29, 2020 at 6:32 pm

So, so happy you guys are heading back to that great location where everything started.
I would love to be there on your reopening day, but I try to avoid big crowds. I will be there again and again as I have over the decades!!

Ken February 29, 2020 at 6:50 pm

I hope the transition is smooth. Hope everybody keeps their jobs. Good food and great people who work there.

Bill Freeburn March 1, 2020 at 1:29 pm

Great news Carla Can hardly wait to come eat with you again. Great family restaurant !

gail lavender March 1, 2020 at 6:39 pm

My husband and I went on many dates at the markham location in the 1970’s. It was our favorite place for almost 50 years!

Judy March 1, 2020 at 9:31 pm

So excited!!! We used to go the Markham location way back when! Will definitely be a regular customer. Can’t wait!!

Debbie Bohlken March 1, 2020 at 10:37 pm

Just made my day! We would follow you anywhere! So happy for you.

Earl Glover March 12, 2020 at 12:54 pm

WOW we eat at that location at least once a week late 1969 – until it moved.

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