The Norman Transcript

Business

July 13, 2014

HeyDay brings Boomerang back to Norman

NORMAN — Boomerang Grille was a family-oriented, iconic restaurant for many Norman residents for many years. Few are the people who have not slid into those vinyl seated booths, picked up the red phone and ordered a Theta burger and onion rings or other favorite menu items. Many teens worked at the locally-owned restaurant at some point, and various schools had designated fundraiser evenings at the Boomerang.

Like Boomerang, HeyDay Family Fun Center has become a beacon of family-fun and an employment provider for youth from Norman and Moore. Located just west of Interstate 35 on the north side of Indian Hills Road, HeyDay serves both communities with laser tag, miniature golf, ropes course, and an arcade.

Now, HeyDay is remodeling and expanding and part of that expansion includes adding a new restaurant and upscale full-service bar that will offer several items from the original Boomerang Grille menu.

“Boomerang Grille was a beloved local restaurant in Norman for so long that its absence has left a hole for many people in the community who frequently visited for the burgers and onion rings,” said Brad Little, HeyDay co-owner and founder. “We are thrilled to bring some delicious items back to Norman through our new restaurant this fall.”

The new HeyDay restaurant, called The Breakpoint, will offer all the Boomerang Grille favorites such as Macho Nachos, Chick-A-Roo Sandwich, Theta Burger, onion rings, quesadillas, salads, wraps, appetizers and shakes.

“We have acquired the rights to serve the Boomerang menu,” Little said.

The single remaining Boomerang Grille is currently located at Interstate 240 and Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. When Boomerang moves to HeyDay, that location will close.

Part of the Boomerang charm was the telephone ordering system.

“It will not be the phone that you remember, but it will be a unique ordering process,” Little said.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Business
  • Ideal Homes to dedicate Oklahoma’s first Home for HOPE

    Ideal Homes dedicated the company’s first Home for HOPE on Wednesday at 13209 SW 5th in Yukon....

    July 27, 2014

  • Todd Lamb to keynote luncheon

    Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will provide the keynote address at the Norman Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Lunch at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 6 at the National Weather Center. Lamb will speak on state issues that may impact local business and ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma learns about storm water proposal

    The Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma invited Norman Public Works Director Shawn O’Leary to talk about the new storm water fee proposal at its luncheon Thursday....

    July 27, 2014

  • Backing up everything, everywhere, not as easy as it should be

    Though we may wish or believe otherwise, computing devices are still somewhat of a hassle to use. Some devices, like Apple’s iPad, come close to being fully realized machines, but even iPads have their clunky side....

    July 27, 2014

  • Is using E10 or ‘pure’ gasoline more economical?

    An analysis by AAA Oklahoma shows that at today’s prices, E10 motor fuel is cheaper to use than 100 percent gasoline, despite the fewer miles per gallon produced by E10, which is a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline....

    July 27, 2014

  • Appellate judge retiring

    The Honorable Charles A. Johnson retired from the Court of Criminal Appeals after 25 years on the bench. Johnson was appointed to the court on Oct. 31, 1989, by Gov. Henry Bellmon to fill the unexpired term of Hez J. Bussey. After 59 ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Candy Basket celebrates 25 years

    Perhaps it’s the chocolate covered blueberries whose deliciousness still lingers. Or maybe it’s the blood orange and wild honey white chocolate ganache that won’t soon be forgotten by your taste buds. At The Candy Basket there is decadence ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Bramlett & Associates adopts new name reflective of business

    Bramlett & Associates Multimedia LLC (Bramlett Multimedia), 215 W. Main St., announced this month that the company will change its name after 12 years in business and will do business as BOLD-Multimedia. The announcement, made first to ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Toothpick holders convention coming to Norman

    Lynne Ryan has been collecting toothpick holders her entire life. “My parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. ‘Bud’ Gibbs started our collection in 1936,” Ryan said. Ryan was born in 1940, and she grew up crawling around toothpick holders, as have ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Protect your online banking, shopping with encryption

    In my free, one-night class called “Fight the Internet Bad Guys and Win,” I teach everyday computer users how to stay out of trouble on the Internet. How to avoid virus infections, how to discern between the genuine and counterfeit, and ...

    July 20, 2014