This week, we’d like to raise a metaphorical glass to Gulf Coast staple, Beef O’Brady’s.
Without exaggeration, Jim Mellody changed the world in 1985 by launching the first Beef O’Brady’s. But that is not who we are here to talk about today. Larry and Linda Kessler’s story with the franchise began long before they opened their restaurant in 2006. Larry and Linda ate many delicious meals at Beef O’Brady’s while raising their two sons, Nick and Joel. By the time that the boys reached adulthood, Larry and Linda realized that it was only natural to invest in the Beef O’Brady’s franchise.
Larry and Linda live life with a glass-half-full perspective. Just look at their charity efforts! In the past 14 years, the couple has sponsored the following organizations: Spanish Fort High School Football Team, Daphne High School Football Team, Spanish Fort Elementary, Rockwell Elementary, Spanish Fort Middle and countless Little League teams. When they are not sponsoring Baldwin County schools, the Kesslers also host Spirit Nights. The nighttime festivities support all types of local organizations. For example, Spirit Night in October raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness.
What is next for the Kesslers and Beef O’Brady’s? The future is bright despite COVID-19 challenges. The Kessler family plans to continue supporting local schools and teams, as well as continue hosting Spirit Nights. If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities with the Kesslers, you should reach out to them!
In summary, the Beef O’Brady’s in Spanish Fort is a community cornerstone. Baldwin County is better with the Kessler family in it… And our stomachs are better with their jaw-dropping burgers!