Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma March 2020 - Page 12

The Mule has taken the place The Zu in downtown Edmond. Bartender Shay Jenkins talks with Alex Hills and Tina Lovato. You Haven’t Had a Gourmet Hot Melt Until You’ve Had the Mule’s Gourmet Hot Melt BY VAN MITCHELL | PHOTOS BY KAREN MOORE T he Mule has arrived in Edmond. The locally owned and operated restaurant and bar, located at 16 South Broadway, has been a successful venture in the Plaza District in Oklahoma City, and is known for its gourmet hot melts and grilled cheese sandwiches. Joey Morris, Mule co-owner, said coming to Edmond was a logical choice, in part, since three of the co-ownership group including John Harris, Cody Rowan and Roger Eleftherakis, grew up in Edmond or live in Edmond. The Edmond location opened Dec. 3.  “We always loved the downtown area, and we thought if we were going to do it, 12 March 2020 | The Business Times this would be the place that makes the most sense,” Morris said. Morris said the Edmond location’s menu will be the same as the Oklahoma City location, but with a few additions. “We have comfort food,” he said. “This new menu we have coming out will have some lighter options including a salad or two. We will be offering our version of the club sandwich.” Morris said the Mule has a full bar lineup. “We have beer, wine and liquor,” he said. “The thing that we are known for are our Moscow Mules. We have a ton of local and craft beer options. We have been able to grow our beer list thanks to those local breweries.” The Edmond Mule will have about 40 employees. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Morris said despite not doing much advertising, business has been booming in Edmond. “We have been filled up just about every day,” he said. “You can’t ask for much more than that in the restaurant business. We are excited about that.” The Edmond location has generated positive reviews from customers on Yelp. com including an Edmond woman who listed herself as Ashlea B.