The Bar H Bar Branding Iron, a 6,000 square-foot steakhouse, is set Monday to officially open its doors for business. The new dining option sits directly (behind) east of Vision Bank at 4301 N. Harrison.

The Bar H Bar Branding Iron, a 6,000 square-foot steakhouse, is set Monday to officially open its doors for business. The new dining option sits directly (behind) east of Vision Bank at 4301 N. Harrison.

Owner Richard Hefner plans to kick off the restaurant's operation with a soft-opening — by invitation only — over the weekend.

With seating expected to hold 140, the Branding Iron will offer a sit-down experience similar to other steakhouses, like Charleston's, Hefner said.

He said his daughter will run the show at the new eatery, just as she does at another nearby establishment, the Bar H Bar Roadhouse, at Interstate 40 and SH 99 (Seminole exit).

Hefner also has been building a 9,600 square-foot retail space just to the south of his restaurant, which is closing in on completion.

Watch for updates.