Saturday, November 30, 2019

Beefy King Reopens


Beefy King (424 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL) is a family owned restaurant that has been an Orlando landmark since 1968. They have been serving the best roast beef sandwiches in Orlando for over 50 years. They offering a variety of mouthwatering Roast Beef, Ham, Turkey, Pastrami, Corned Beef, Bar BQ Beef and Bar BQ Pork all served hot, fresh and made to order.

The restaurant had to close down after a fire behind the property. The manager of Drunken Monkey, the coffee shop that neighbors Beefy King, called police officers about a man disturbing customers Tuesday night. One Drunken Monkey employee told police she also saw someone behind Beefy King holding lighters.

Police arrested a man they say started the fire at 1am Tuesday November 11, 2019 at Beefy King. John Huff, 36, was arrested after police said video from a nearby business showed him behind the building at around the same time the fire was reported. Huff admitted in an affidavit that he set the fire. Police found him at the Drunken Monkey. He uttered twice that he set the fire as he was being transported in the police vehicle. No one knows why he set the fire.

Beefy King owner Shannon Smith - Woodrow could not understand why someone would want to hurt a small local business. The fire caused an estimated $3000 of damage. Luckily most of the damage was outside along the back wall of the building. Huff was booked into the Orange County Jail early Wednesday and was being held on a $3,500 bond. He was expected to appear in court o the same day.

Beefy King reopened on Wednesday November 20, 2019. Contractors offered to do the repairs and the city of Orlando sped up inspections. Customers were waiting in line before the restaurant even opened. Hundreds of dedicated costumers went to dine there on opening day.


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