Business Name: The Draft
Location: 2235 Dave Ward Dr., Conway, AR 72034
Web site: http://www.thedraftconway.com/
Date opened: Sept. 7, 2012
Number of employees: 60
What type of business is it? Restaurant/Private Club/Sports Bar
What specifically does your business do? Show all major sporting events, serve delicious food, bring big city amenities to the city we all adore, and create an atmosphere for all to socialize and have a great time.
Owner OR Manager name: Jeff Born Co-Owner
Why did you decide to open this business/location? Business- be able to bring new technology to the city we call home. Location-close to HP, Acxiom, UCA, Conway Regional, Centerstone Apartments, and many nice subdivisions.
What is the best part about owning/operating this business? Being able to take an idea from imagination and make it reality.
What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since opening this business? During our “soft openings” we had people from the street coming in which we were not prepared for.
What is the best piece of advice you received before going into this business? My mentor once told me “try to enjoy what you’re doing now and everything else will take care of itself”
What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in business? Focus on the negatives and eventually you will have more positives. Albert Einstein said “it’s not that I’m so smart, its just that I stay with problems longer.”
What makes your business unique to Conway and Faulkner County? Being able to provide the residents of Conway/Faulkner county technology only seen in large cities. We’re the first place in American to offer table taps, tasting wall, and bottoms up under one roof.
We have had our ups and downs so far and were still working out the details. We would like to thank all for coming in and providing feedback to help us ensure that we are providing the best experience for all.