We’ve seen the stories, the horror stories.
Restaurants like this one in Fort Leonard Wood are popping up in every city in the state, serving a variety of meals to diners.
The menu includes burgers, wings, salads, and even sandwiches, with a few specialties such as fried chicken and pizza.
The owner of the restaurant told us the reason they decided to open up in Fort Leonard was to cater to the people of the state.
“I wanted to be able to serve the people in the area that I love, so I decided to bring my local flavors to this area,” said David Tinsley.
Tinsly has opened several restaurants in the last decade, including the former Southerners on the Block restaurant in downtown Birmingham.
He said he decided to get the license when he was still a student and couldn’t find any good jobs.
He had been living in Fort Marion, Ala., and had been working in construction for years, but after years of not finding a job he was considering moving to Birmingham.
The restaurant opened in February and has become one of the largest in Alabama, and Tinslys family is so thankful for the business that they’re offering free meals to anyone who stops by.
It’s a big deal to them, and they love it, he said.
Tinesley has been opening up restaurants in Birmingham for several years.
“It’s been a dream of mine for a long time, but now it’s finally come true,” Tinsleys family told ABC News.
TINSLEY’S FAMILY SAYS HE CAME TO BIRMINGHAM FROM LAKEWOOD ALABAMA Tinssley was originally from Los Angeles and spent several years living in Los Angeles before moving to Fort Leonard Woods.
“We had a great time growing up here, and I think that’s one of our biggest reasons for opening up here,” he said in a video posted to his Facebook page.
Touts family has been in Fort Marshall since 2007, and has been working as a delivery driver, serving customers and getting them food for decades.
“When we open up restaurants, I think we are trying to serve a community that we love,” he added.
Ticks family also owns and operates the Fort Leonardwood Family Restaurant, which opened in August 2018.
Tings said he wanted to open his restaurant because of the community he grew up in.
“People that come to Fort Marshall know that we’re just like them and we’re good people,” he told ABC affiliate WJLA.
“That’s why we’re here.”
The family has also opened a restaurant in Baldwin, Alabama.
The Tinsles family has operated the family business for about 10 years, according to Tins’s family.
“The customers come here, it’s like we are family,” Tings told ABC.
“They come in and they see us and they think, ‘Wow, this is great.'”