WHAT:            The Columbus-Ohio-based Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern opens its doors today.  The grand opening celebration benefits a local charity, the Payton Wright Foundation, founded by Patrick and Holly Wright who lost their five-year-old daughter, Payton, to brain cancer in 2007. The Wrights now raise funds to assist families in need who are seeking treatment for pediatric brain cancer. Twenty percent of the opening day proceeds at the Rusty Bucket will benefit the Payton Wright Foundation.


WHERE:         257 N. Cattleman Road in The District at University Town Center in Sarasota


WHEN:           Beginning today, January 22, Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern will be open for lunch and dinner daily, with operating hours from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.



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With more than 4,200 square feet and 11 televisions, Rusty Bucket seats 122 guests in the bar and dining areas and a private dining area accommodates up to 16. An outdoor patio to enjoy the Florida weather, seats 62. Throughout the restaurant, there will be eleven televisions, with seven on the interior and four on the patio.  


Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Rusty Bucket is committed to providing local communities and guests with familiar favorites as a classic American restaurant and tavern.  Rusty Bucket, a sister company of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, was founded in 2002 and currently operates 21 locations in Ohio, Michigan, Florida (Naples), Indiana and North Carolina. This will be the 22nd location of Rusty Bucket.


The Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern is a nationally-recognized brand with 2015 accolades including Technomic’s Top 500 Leading U.S. Chain Restaurants, FSR 50’s Top 10 Fast Growing, High Performing Chains and ranked on Restaurant Business’ Future 50 list. Rusty Bucket was also named by Nation’s Restaurant News as a 2014 Breakout Brand.


For more information about the benefit opening, call the restaurant at 941-355-6666. Visit and connect with Rusty Bucket on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern | January 22, 2016