Bronco Billy’s in Sisters sold

New owners also own Pilot Butte Drive-In restaurants in Bend

New owners acquired Bronco Billy’s Ranch Grill and Saloon, Sisters, on April 1.

Longtime owners John Tehan and John Kennan sold the restaurant business at 190 E. Cascade Ave., to Bill and Tammy Falconer, owners of the Pilot Butte Drive-In restaurants in Bend. Tehan and Kennan retired after running the Sisters business for 29 years.

“Everything will stay the same,” said Bill Falconer on Friday, with some exceptions, that is.

He plans to open Billy’s for breakfast as early as June 1, with hours tentatively set at 7 a.m. to noon, Falconer said. A handful of employees left after the purchase but most remained on board, he said.

The Falconers purchased the Pilot Butte Drive-In on Greenwood Avenue in 2007 and opened the Pilot Butte Drive-In West Side on Southwest Century Drive in 2011.

Falconer said he may tweak the menu at Bronco Billy’s somewhat but leave it largely the same.

“We’re looking to bring the quality here up to the level we serve at Pilot Butte,” he said.

— Bulletin staff report