Tiger Burgers looks to be opened by June 25

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

As they have bounced ideas off each another, brothers David and Jacob Proffitt knew there was one thing each of them especially want their new restaurant to be — a tribute to Hays.

Born and raised in the Hays area, the two have had their hand in many businesses, franchise restaurants in particular as investors. They never really had been in a situation, though, where the design and the imagination of what such a place could be like was their own.

“This will be the first time, instead of just being the backers, we actually decide what we want to do,” David Proffitt said. “Anything else we’ve just backed or it was franchised.”

A little more than a year ago, the brothers began a different path as far as investing when they joined Alex Munsch and became co-owners with him at Munsch Fitness in Hays. They joined with Munsch after he had worked for Jacob’s own business, the Auman Co., which is a plumbing contractor.

Being part-owners of the fitness gym was just the first of many plans the Proffitt brothers have. Earlier this year, they took another step along their path of starting a new business in Hays, becoming owners of the corner building at 700 Main. What has been the popular Sake 2 Me, which moved its location onto Vine, the Proffitts are creating Tiger Burgers. It will be a one-of-a-kind place.

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