Former Alabama Player Opens Restaurant In Bay Minette

Former Alabama Player Opens Restaurant In Bay Minette

Former Alabama Crimson Tide and National Football League standout Wallace Gilberry, along with his brothers, Allen and Alden, opened Berry’s Bistro at 712 D’Olive Street in Bay Minette in July and recently held a grand opening, according to GulfCoastNewsToday.com. The former defensive end opened Momo’s Wings and Things on Springhill Avenue in Mobile last August and now hopes to succeed again with a restaurant, this time in his hometown. Gilberry said he wants to make giving back to the community an integral part of the business. He is working with a cooperative program through the local high school to hire students after school and weekends and has teamed with the Kiwanis Club of Bay Minette for some upcoming projects. After playing for Baldwin County High School in 2002, Gilberry signed with the University of Alabama, redshirting in 2003 before appearing in 50 games for the Crimson Tide from 2004 to 2007. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants in 2008 and would go on to play for the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions before returning to the Bengals in 2016 and retiring after the 2017 season. In addition to his two restaurants, he also owns a product-development business, which has developed a line of hemp products, and is working to develop other products to appear in stores across the country. His goal is to eventually franchise Berry’s Bistro nationwide.

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