Anthony’s Restaurants to open Budd’s Broiler in Richland

By on June 6, 2014
Anthony's Restaurants founder Budd Gould will be launch his first Budd's Broiler steakhouse next year, a short walk from his Anthony's at Columbia Point restaurant in Richland, Wash.

Anthony’s Restaurants founder Budd Gould will launch his first Budd’s Broiler steakhouse next year, a short walk from his Anthony’s at Columbia Point restaurant in Richland, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Anthony’s Restaurants)

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Anthony’s Restaurants, a Seattle-based group that has embraced Northwest wine and seafood for decades, announced Friday that it plans to open its first Budd’s Broiler steakhouse next year in Richland, Wash.

Anthony's Restaurants logoMcVey Oakley Design Studio in Seattle will begin to work on transforming the former Sundance Grill building that Budd Gould’s company has been using as a banquet and event center to complement the nearby Anthony’s at Columbia Point.

“We are very excited to announce our new steakhouse,” Gould said in a news release. “It was our original intent for the property when we purchased the location in 2006. We believe that the time is right to make the transformation. Our guests at Anthony’s at Columbia Point have been so supportive of our restaurant and we are so thankful to them for that support. We are thrilled to offer another dining option at Columbia Point for them to enjoy.”

The menu will be focused on premium Northwest beef from Double R Ranch and Snake River Farms, two longtime suppliers of meat to Anthony’s.

“We have three other primarily steakhouses – Anthony’s Woodfire Grill in Everett and Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill in Bellingham and Olympia,” Lane Hoss, Anthony’s vice president of marketing, told Great Northwest Wine. “There will be enough difference from them that we felt it would be fun to have a new name.”

The banquet center in Richland will continue to stage private parties through the 2014 holiday season. Construction will begin in January on Anthony’s newest concept restaurant, which it describes as an “approachable, comfortable steakhouse.”

Anthony’s said the menu will be complemented by fresh seafood, local in-season produce, Washington wines, beer and liquor. The event center’s existing wood back bar will be featured in the lounge. Budd’s Broiler also will continue to offer private dining for banquets, group celebrations, boardroom meetings and executive dinners.

Anthony’s operates 23 restaurants with most of them ringing the Puget Sound, as well as along the Deschutes River in Bend, Ore.

Gould opened his first restaurant in 1969 in Bellevue. He was given the Walter Clore Honorarium — which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated dedication to the advancement of the Washington wine industry — during the 2012 Washington State Wine Awards.

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the President and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.

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