The night rocks at grand opening of Cadillac Ranch

By Lee Stephens….

Flanked by two Cadillac Ranch hostesses are (l-r) Kristen Fraga, Cadillac Ranch events and marketing manager; Jorge Pena, founder of the West Kendall Business Association; Felipe Cuellar, general manager at Cadillac Ranch; Lourdes Folgosa, executive director of Autism Speaks, and Blanca Blanco, Cadillac Ranch events and marketing manager.

Cadillac Ranch All-American Bar and Grill celebrated its grand opening at The Palms in Kendall on July 7.

Jorge Pena, founder of the West Kendall Business Association, Lourdes Folgosa, executive director of Autism Speaks, and Kristen Fraga and Blanca Blanco, Cadillac Ranch event and marketing managers, started the festivities with the cutting of the red ribbon.

Doors opened at 4 p.m. to a celebration that included local VIP’s, officials and media. Guests were treated to complimentary cocktails and appetizers, ranging from Seared Ahi Tuna to Cowboy Bite Burgers. Following the VIP party was a ticket-only celebration from 6 to 10 p.m., filled with guests who enjoyed 50 percent off cocktails. Opening to the public at 10 p.m., Cadillac Ranch was wall to wall filled with locals who had been anticipating the opening.

All night, outdoor guests were treated to the sounds of a live guitarist while enjoying their meal on the outdoor lakeside patio. Indoors, guests were lining up at the bar to get a taste of one of 40 beers on tap.

The famous mechanical bull attracted guests all night long. With all bull-riding proceeds going towards Autism Speaks there was not a minute that went by where somebody wasn’t on the bull.

One in every 110 children is affected by autism and currently costs the nation more than $35 billion per year. With only 5 percent of research funding going towards autism research, Cadillac Ranch decided to pair with the organization to help raise funds, selling over 100 bull rides that night.

Centrally located at The Palms at Town and Country, 11735 Sherry Lane, and open seven days a week from 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday through Tuesday and 11-4 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Cadillac Ranch is sure to bring the mixture of great food and nightlife for which the community has been waiting.

Since 2008, Cadillac Ranch All-American Bar and Grill has expanded to 12 different locations taking the restaurant and its unique rock and country atmosphere across the United States. Serving a wide variety of All-American classics, Cadillac Ranch has made the concept of food and fun famous. As a place where you can enjoy the sounds of classic rock and enjoy good times, while being served enticing appetizers and hearty entrees there is something to please every pallet.

Cadillac Ranch also offers sports fanatics a place to enjoy their favorite teams’ games on a 10-foot video wall. Setting themselves apart from all other restaurants, Cadillac Ranch truly offers an All-American feel with its exciting indoor mechanical bull — a real hit at all its locations. A great place to host your next event, Cadillac Ranch has become the place for corporations and local businesses alike to leave their work at the office and come together for a good time.


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