By Mark Ambrogi
Mike Bennett is eager for the doors to open at Aspen Creek Grill in Noblesville.
“This will be the first one in our backyard, so we’re pretty excited about it,” said Bennett, who is the managing partner of the Noblesville restaurant near Hamilton Town Center.
This will be the fifth Aspen Grill Creek of Fishers-based Ultra Steak, Inc. It started in Louisville, Ky., and there is another in Louisville and two in Texas.
Aspen Creek Grill opens at 13489 Tegler Dr., Nov. 16. There will be a VIP opening for invited guests on Nov. 13 and 14.
“On those (VIP) nights, we donate our tips and a portion of our sales to different charities,” Bennett said. “We always like to give back to the community.”
Bennett said there will be approximately 170 employees.
“I was with another restaurant and had an opportunity to join these guys,” said Bennett, a Fishers resident. “I loved the concept so much. I’ve opened up the last few restaurants, and I’m excited to open up this one. This is where I live and I’ll stay here.
“I think Noblesville is going to be a great fit. We’ll be a unique concept to the area. We’ll bring something kind of different. We noticed the growth, and we like the town a lot and the people.”
The menu will offer a large variety, including steak, pork dinners, pizzas, seafood, chicken, salads and more.
“We’re known for our hand-cut steaks. We pride ourselves on making everything in house, made from scratch, all the way down to our freshly squeezed margaritas,” he said.
Aspen Creek was acquired by Ultra Steak from Texas Roadhouse in 2014.
The casual restaurant features an atmosphere of a mountain lodge, with rustic barns woods and soft lighting with upbeat classic rock music.
Aspen Creek Grill will be open Monday though Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more, visit aspencreekgrill.com.