New shop to provide subs, beer

Starting in November, students 21 and older can walk up to the window of a new South University Drive restaurant and order a frozen daiquiri to-go. Buffalo Bros. Pizza Wings and Subs is scheduled to open Nov. 1 at 3015 S. University Drive next door to Dutch’s Burgers and Beer. The restaurant will fill the old Texadelphia store lot.

Jon Bonnell, a co-owner of the restaurant, said the restaurant has a beer and wine license that allows alcohol to be served on or off the premises.

A wine and beer permit allows the distributor to sell wine-based not liquor-based drinks off premises, said Yvette Price, a Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission agent.

To avoid breaking open-container laws, the wine-based daiquiris served from the window will come in a hard plastic cup with a lid, tied in a bag, Bonnell said.

TCU Police Sgt. Kelly Ham said Buffalo Bros. won’t have an impact on the students’ alcohol-related citations.

“It’s going to come down to personal responsibility of the consumer,” Ham said.

With the amount of alcohol already accessible in the TCU area, Ham said, one more establishment isn’t going to affect anything.

Junior Chris Ramirez, 21, said other than minors trying to buy the drinks, there will be no problems with Buffalo Bros.

“I’d want to go,” Ramirez said.

Ed McOwen, the other co-owner and a Buffalo, N.Y. native, said he got the name and idea from a restaurant in Buffalo that served good buffalo wings. He said he will also be the general manager and chef of Buffalo Bros.

The restaurant will also serve pizza by the slice, buffalo wings, subs and beer seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Bonnell and McOwen also co-own Bonnell’s Restaurant on Bryant Irvin Road.