By Jesse Wood
Jan. 30, 2015. The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce announced Mike and Mary Hall have sold Bandana’s Bar B Que and Grill.
Ben McKethan, former general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott, purchased the restaurant and will be re-opening under the name of McKethan Brothers Barb B Que.
In a Facebook post, the Boone Area Chamber wrote: “Congratulations to Ben and family and also to Mike and Mary Hall who have been great leaders in our community!! GOOD LUCK BEN… Can’t wait to come by and see ya’ll!!”
McKethan is a graduate of Appalachian State University’s hospitality management program and the Courtyard by Marriott was just one of a number of hotels he managed in the past.
An employee at Bandana’s said that McKethan and company will be coming in to take over on March 9, at which point the transition to McKethan Brother’s Barb B Que would begin. The restaurant is expecting to open in the summer.
To see more photos of McKethan and the Halls at a reception in the Courtyard by Marriott, click to this photo album by Boone Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more info, click to McKethan Brothers Barb B Que Facebook page.