St. Louis teacher wins $4,000 diamond in Houlihan's digital sweepstakes

Maryland Heights woman recently engaged after winning the diamond as part of Houlihan’s The Bachelor finale promotion

ST. LOUIS (April 29, 2016) – Mandi Little, a St. Louis native now living in Maryland Heights, has a new engagement ring on her finger and new fiancé at her side after winning the diamond in a digital sweepstakes tied to The Bachelor finale hosted by Houlihan’s. The “I’m Not Here to Make Friends” digital sweepstakes had 1,613 entries over the course of the 7-day promotion. The sweepstakes ran March 7-14.

Little’s new ring is a one-carat diamond in 14-carat white gold. Little’s new fiancé is Nicholas Stutts, her boyfriend of nearly two years. Little is a health and physical education teacher at Ritenour High School and Stutts is a telecommunications engineer based in Statesville, North Carolina. The happy couple is still planning their picture-perfect wedding day and will set a date once Stutts returns to St. Louis in May.

About Houlihan’s

Established in 1972, Houlihan’s has 72 locations, primarily throughout the Midwest and the eastern United States. An American restaurant and bar that “feeds your lifestyle,” Houlihan’s menu features center-cut steaks, fresh seafood entrées, baked-to-order  flatbreads and artisan salads and sandwiches along with an interesting, everyday wine and cocktail selection. Houlihan’s offers dishes in both small and large portions and is dedicated to developing menu options that address ever-evolving consumer lifestyles — be it meatless, gluten-sensitive, organic, or smaller portioned items. The restaurants feature design-forward finishes and architectural elements and a custom, curated playlist that changes monthly; many locations feature display kitchens, original artwork, and patios designed for social lounging. Houlihan’s is privately owned by Houlihan’s Restaurants, Inc. which developed and owns several restaurant concepts including Bristol Seafood Grill, Devon Seafood + Steaks and J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood. The company is headquartered in the Kansas City metro area. For more information on franchise opportunities, please visit