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.