Sam and Brian Franzen have lived in Greeley their entire lives. Sam’s parents, Ron and Jodie Redfern have been establishing deep roots in the Greeley Business community since the ’90s, a tradition their daughter and son-in-law have maintained. When the opportunity arose to purchase The Mad Cow from original owners and very good family friends, Jay and Renee Kniffen.“All of us have a passion for the community of Greeley… “...the downtown community has grown so much and we are proud to be a part of it." Sam said. “Our intention and hope are to expand the service that’s available and do more things that appeal to a broader crowd.” The family’s hope is to create a downtown space where people can enjoy happy hour and a meal while relaxing in an appealing, upscale space that is also approachable. “We are passionate about making Greeley the type of place we wanted to be when we were younger. There is a desire for people in their mid 30’s and beyond to have a place to go out and have an elevated experience.”
Rebranded as The Cow, the family wanted to put their unique stamp on what Jay and Renee started 12 years ago. “The rebrand is our way of giving a nod to the original legacy while ushering in the new,” said Sam. The family of four is excited to put their spin on things and carry the torch into the next 12 years. While the crux of the menu is currently staying the same, the new owners are focusing on elevating items. The new chef has over 20 years of restaurant experience and is intentional about the consistency and quality that comes out of the kitchen. He also concentrates on making items in-house with high-quality ingredients. While The Cow will keep a lot of the current menu items, some new items will surprise and delight customers.
For your next visit, go to The Cow, 800 9th Street in Downtown Greeley, open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Happy Hour runs Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m.