Restaurant menu

The upper school restaurant menu continues to exist

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Grad School restaurant may be gone, but Full Ride fans and other favorites aren’t completely gone.

Danny Schlink is the owner of Grad School and opened the local restaurant 12 years ago.

“I had graduated from college after an extended nine-year college experience,” Schlink said. “And I always planned to open a restaurant.”

“The amount of life I saw in this building,” said Shon Tetlow, CEO of JOB. “Love, good days, bad days.”

However, the bad days came quickly once the pandemic started. The owners of the former Grad School building got a better offer from a nearby apartment complex, so the building was sold.

But it’s not all bad news since the upper school menu is now served at the JOB Public House.

“They always come here, they always ask for a full turn,” Tetlow said. “They still want a buffalo trail shot.”

“I can imagine that by winter we’ll be able to go boar and expand JOB’s menu even more,” Schlink said.

Now the goal is to move forward.

“I took the front door,” Schlink said. “They tore the building down and told me I could take whatever I wanted. I assumed that meant the front door.”

Keeping old memories while creating new ones down the line.