New Fansler restaurant to be called Westwoods BBQ

Fansler Restaurant Group announced its latest project, a southwest barbeque restaurant, will open under a different name than expected. 

The group has elected to call the new place Westwoods BBQ & Spice Company, instead of the originally planned name of Cowgirl’s BBQ & Spice Company.

The location, concept and everything else about the restaurant will remain the same as planned, just with a different name.

“This is more in line with setting the right expectation,” said Dave Fansler, owner of the restaurant under construction. “We wanted to build the brand and our the expectations ourselves.”

The project, housed in the former Claim Jumper space near River Park in north Fresno, is expected to be completed in late spring of 2013.

The 500-seat restaurant will follow the fast-casual model and all food will be prepared from scratch. Customers can also purchase exclusive seasonings and sauces. Also, the bar will offer craft beers, bourbons and wine.