Locally Planted.

Universally Loved.

Welcome Home.

You see that written on a door mat or maybe it’s said with a tight hug and loving embrace when you walk back in the door from being gone for a while.  For me, it is coming back to my Roots– my hometown, my alma mater university and to my original restaurant I opened as a 22-year-old in 1996.  I’ve come back home and now I’m welcoming you into my 2nd home, a 2nd time.

My Roots run deep in this city and I have always been proud of them.  What I have always loved about my hometown is that the community comes together to embrace and support one of their own.  They say that storms cause trees to take deeper Roots.  All of us go through “stuff” in life.  I hope I can serve as a positive example for my own children and my hometown Roots, that when life knocks you down, you get back up, learn from your mistakes and keep marching forward.

The Roots of the thinly pressed, smashed burger is said to come from Indiana.  Therefore, we felt combining the double meaning of Roots for this Burger Bar worked perfectly for what we wanted to bring home.

The interesting fact about Roots are that they rarely can do anything great on their own - they need nurturing, watering and love from the community helping that tree grow.  This restaurant needs all of your support.  And, we promise to work hard to give you the best dining experience, food, drink and service, you have had in a while.  From this small town Yorktown boy to you, thank each and every one of you and may God bless you all. And, thank you to my equity partners, our GM Phil Wills and the entire staff that is working hard to nurture these Roots.

Never forget your Roots.  I haven’t and never will.  Enjoy your stay & I hope to see you back again soon.

Scotty Wise,
Founder + Partner

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