Cafe owner is grateful for Patrick Mahomes preserving his small business

The Kansas Town Chiefs have a supporter base all over the country with guidance in most of the major cities that have their own soccer groups. John Brown BBQ proprietor Josh Bowen prides his restaurant on its mouth watering Kansas City Design and style BBQ, serving up a little bit of the midwest to the persons of New York Town.

Chiefs Wire’s Ed Easton Jr. just lately sat down with Bowen, who shared his response to the celebration at the cafe immediately after the Chiefs received Tremendous Bowl LIV and its results on his company months after the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Yeah, I mean, it was previously nuts. It’s by now like just the most slam-packed that is at any time been,” said Bowen. “We were significantly, considerably past the hearth code. And the craziest factor was — the knowledge at our position is we have a back again patio area with a Television set — probably 50 % the people have been again there. And I really do not know what occurred, like the splitter overheated or a thing. But the Tv set went out in the back, which is like the only Television, so all people piled into an previously just insanely packed residence inside. And then Damien Williams scored that touchdown in all probability about 30 seconds afterwards and all was just chaos from that point on, which was brilliant. So, excellent times. I hope for a few extra.”

John Brown BBQ is nicely recognized for its tagline, “The Official Kansas City Chiefs Bar in New York Town,” to accompany its Kansas City BBQ-fashion meals. Former players these types of as Tony Richardson and Dante Corridor have visited to observe game titles with the faithful Chiefs supporter foundation.

The Super Bowl-profitable operate in 2019 brought in a substantial quantity of clients in advance of the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic supplying critical assist for the restaurant’s potential.

“(The Chiefs) also saved my enterprise in New York Town far too,” explained Bowen “We had two eating places at the time, and mainly the Tremendous Bowl, the operate there was like by considerably the busiest times we’ve ever had. And that happened two weeks before every thing went to hell. Like we sent our team residence on what their full spend is and like, even a minor bit added for those who couldn’t get their complete pay out or do not have the protection web as we could probably call it. So yeah, in essence (Patrick Mahomes) remaining us type of like — he saved us. For the reason that I know other folks — they just did not converse to their personnel for 6 months and attempted to spend them a nickel at a time due to the fact nobody assumed they ended up likely to be closed down and prevent making dollars.”

The consistent stream of Chiefs followers who found a property at John Brown BBQ during that magical postseason operate served retain the organization afloat for the duration of unsure instances. To this working day, Bowen credits Mahomes and the Chiefs for conserving his small business.

“But yeah, guy, Patrick Mahomes saved my restaurant,” Bowen explained.

John Brown BBQ is located at 27-20 40th Ave, Queens, NY (Very long Island Town), for the quite a few customers of Chiefs Kingdom that reside in New York Town.