The Big Texan Timeline – Chapter 3


2010 – The Lee Brothers and brewmaster Tom Money began brewing and serving craft beer onsite. The beer experience was an instant hit and was recognized by Draft Magazine as one of the worlds Top Ten.


2016 – After much negotiation, the Big Texan acquires the Amarillo RV Ranch, now known as the Big Texan RV Ranch. The RV park has features an indoor heated pool and free wifi.


2016 – 128 lbs housewife Molly Schuyler grabbed national headlines when she consumed 3 -72oz steak dinners in 20 minutes. She was about to start eating on a fourth but the Lee brothers called; calf rope!


The Lee brothers try their hand in the music business. The pair created the Starlight Ranch Music Venue. Big names and bands have performed at the venue such as Kevin Fowler, Travis Tritt, Aaron Watson & Asleep at the Wheel.


March 21st, 2020 the Coronavirus forced the restaurant into its longest shut-down since 60 years of business.On May 9th, the state of Texas allowed the reopening at 50% occupancy and soon 100%. The crowds packed back in and business went back to usual. 


2021 – With the changing times in the hospitality industry, the Lee brothers decided it was time to update their fathers motel. The pair sought out the best AIRBNB Superhost in the country and agreed to partnership to update and convert the rooms into an AIRBNB.