“Tanner’s, not just another bar and grill, we’re an approach to life.”
~ Grandpa Tanner
The history of Tanner’s starts in the 1980s in town of Atchison, Kan., a little college town in the Northeast corner of the Sunflower State. Grandpa Tanner had spent years quenching the thirsts of his friends and neighbors in the town where he grew up. However, he had his eye on the big city and decided to settle in Johnson County, Kan.
He envisioned a bar and grill where the service was always friendly, the food was tasty, the beer ice cold, and you could find Grandpa himself behind the bar serving and entertaining the guests day and night.
So Grandpa Tanner and friends opened a new location on 119th Street (right off 69 highway) a few years later. Not to leave out his friendly Missouri neighbors who had come across State Line so many times to visit the Kansas locations, Grandpa Tanner set out to provide even more refreshment to the Show-Me side of the big city. He added another Tanner’s Bar & Grill in historic Waldo at 74th Terrace and Broadway.
Other towns are seeing how the good the great people of Kansas City have it, and are demanding a Tanner’s of their own. Tanner’s Bar and Grill now has two locations in Omaha, Neb., and one in Middleton, Wis.
Grandpa Tanner doesn’t make it around to all the locations as often as he would like. Driving around the big city all the time is a big task. But he still likes to stop in one of the Tanner’s location every single day of the week, just to make sure everything is up to his high standards.
The next time you visit Tanner’s Bar and Grill, take a peek behind the bar. You just might see Grandpa Tanner, serving up drinks and chatting with the customers, just as he’s done for more than 25 years.
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