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Hofbräuhaus Buffalo: Kevin Townsell's 6-year journey to bringing a German beer garden to Buffalo

"Think German, German, German," Townsell said. "We aren't selling wings or pizza. Just sausages, pretzels and schnitzels."

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Kevin Townsell served his first bratwurst and craft beer on Sept. 25 in his Hofbrauhaus Buffalo, a biergarten six years in the making.

"Was it worth it? Absolutely," Townsell said. "But there were a lot of lessons I learned, and I've been around a few restaurants before."

Townsell, operator of the Buffalo Brew Pub, Airport Inn and Shannon Pub, wanted to open Hofbrauhaus Buffalo after a 2014 Oktoberfest trip to Munich, Germany. He decided then and there to secure a Hofbrauhaus franchise.

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