BEATRICE -- Legends of Clatonia has moved to Beatrice's Indian Creek Mall.
The restaurant at 2205 N. Sixth St. is under the leadership of longtime businessman and restaurant owner Ron Tegtmeier.
Tegtmeier, a Clatonia native, opened the first Legends five years ago in Clatonia because he wanted to revitalize the town. He said weekend business has been good, but the restaurant has struggled to attract customers during the week.
Tegtmeier said the owners of the Beatrice mall approached him about moving his business. He agreed and is excited about the new opportunity, hopeful that the location in Beatrice will give him a steadier stream of customers.
“Everybody in the mall and everybody in the town have been phenomenal," he said.
The restaurant has sought a soft opening, Tegtmeier said, wanting to iron out some details. The staff is still learning a computer system that Legends has implemented, and they are adapting to the new location.
Tegtmeier said his restaurant makes much of its food from scratch, and he thinks his customers notice a difference. He believes much of the restaurant’s quality lies in its thorough food preparation and attention to detail. Legends uses certified angus beef and works hard to ensure that all of its ingredients are top quality, he said.
Legends also takes pride in its pies, which are made from scratch. Tegtmeier said Legends sold out of pies on their opening night, and they continue to be popular.
The restaurant’s décor focuses on famous Nebraskans through the years, including Marlon Brando and Johnny Carson, and their photographs line the walls.
Legends will have a bar, which Tegtmeier hopes will open in a couple of weeks once a liquor license is secured.