News results courtesy of Boston.bizjournals.com
David Ortiz is swinging for the fences, this time with a restaurant that will mix traditional steakhouse fare with high end burgers and salads.
The Red Sox slugger has taken a financial stake in Metro 9 Steak House in Framingham, which will be renamed Big Papi’s, the restaurant’s owner confirmed with the MetroWest Daily News late Tuesday.
Peter Sarmanian, president of Classic Restaurant Concepts LLC, which owns Metro 9 along with The Kinsale in Boston, The Asgard in Cambridge and Desmond O’Malley’s in Framingham, told MetroWest the revamped eatery will complete its transition by the end of July, but remain open in the interim weeks.
A help wanted advertisement on the online marketplace Craigslist says the restaurant is hiring “for all staff positions including servers, bartenders, cocktail servers, food runners, bussers, hostesses and cooks.”
Ortiz is not the only active ballplayer with a stomach for the restaurant business. St. Louis Cardnals slugger Albert Pujols opened his own restaurant, Pujols 5, in St. Louis in 2006.