Oak & Alley expanding to second Warsaw location

A popular burger restaurant in Warsaw is adding a second location.

Oak & Alley, which is located downtown next to City Hall Plaza, will be expanding into what was formerly The Great Wall Chinese Restaurant.

The Great Wall closed for the last time this past weekend after nearly three decades in business.

In a News Now Warsaw exclusive interview, Oak & Alley owner David Gustafson says they’re hoping to open the second location in a few months. At the latest, he expects it to open in October.

Gustafson says the restaurant will almost triple their seating capacity and provide a family dining option, something their downtown location does not offer.

“When we’re pushing a thousand burgers a week out of the kitchen at Oak & Alley it was time to expand,” Gustafson says.

Still, the front of the restaurant will remain 21 and over, serving beer and wine.

The restaurant will continue its burger concept, but Chef Chris Prater will be adding new burgers to the menu.

The vibe will be similar to the downtown location, but Gustafson says they will be redoing the exterior of the Center Street building. He wants to add outdoor seating next year.

Gustafson says he’s excited to bring Oak & Alley to a higher traffic area.