Downtown Pensacola’s popular The Tin Cow burger restaurant is expanding to the Nine Mile Road area — marking the concept’s third area location — but it’s coming at a price.
Restaurateur Joe Abston announced Monday that he would close Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, located at 204 East Nine Mile Road, and convert it over to The Tin Cow concept. As part of the renovation, the restaurant’s aesthetics will be updated and seating will be increased from 115 to 150 seats. Hopjack’s last day open at the Nine Mile location is September 13; it’s expected to reopen as The Tin Cow by late September or early October.
Abston also owns and operates the Hopjacks, Tin Cow, Taco Mez, and Pot Roast & Pinot restaurants in downtown Pensacola, as well as a Tin Cow location opening soon in Pace.
“We wanted to adapt to our changing clientele and do what was best for the community and for our employees,” said Abston. “With the proximity to the University of West Florida and the expansion of Navy Federal Credit Union, we have the ability to grow our employee base. Our goal is to make this a favorite spot for regulars as well as the premier burger dining destination for guests living in the area as well as those that work and attend school on this side of town.”
Abston said that the current employees of the Hopjacks location will remain employed at the new restaurant and that the addition would add another 25 jobs to the community, including a kitchen management position.
The Tin Cow is built around a “build your own burger” concept, featuring 13 different proteins, 55 toppings, 9 bun options, and 32 sauces. The restaurant also features an extensive craft beer menu and spiked milkshakes.
The hours of operation for The Tin Cow’s Nine Mile Road location will be Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m.-midnight, Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.