SECOND LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT

 EXHIBIT 10.39

                       SECOND LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT

         THIS SECOND LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is entered into
the 1st day of October, 2000, but effective as of October 1, 2000 by and between
BIG BUCK BREWERY & STEAKHOUSE, INC., a Michigan corporation, f/k/a Michigan
Brewery, Inc. ("Borrower"), and WAYNE COUNTY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM, a
body politic of the State of Michigan ("Lender").

                                    RECITALS

         WHEREAS, on or about February 4, 2000, Lender (i) acquired certain
loans to Borrower from Bank One, Michigan ("BANK ONE"), formerly known as NBD
Bank, a Michigan banking corporation ("BANK ONE LOANS"), (ii) restructured and
consolidated the Bank One Loans ("RESTRUCTURED LOAN"), and (iii) made an
additional $5,876,114.74 loan to Borrower ("NEW LOAN").

         WHEREAS, the Restructured Loan is evidenced by that certain Amended,
Restated and Consolidated Convertible Note dated February 4, 2000 in the
principal amount of $1,623,885.26 given by Borrower in favor of Lender
("CONSOLIDATED NOTE").

         WHEREAS, the New Loan is evidenced by that certain 10% Convertible
Secured Promissory Note Due February 2003 dated February 4, 2000 in the
principal amount of $5,876,114.74 given by Borrower in favor of Lender
("CONVERTIBLE NOTE").

         WHEREAS, on or about August 21, 2000, Lender made an additional loan to
Borrower in the principal amount of $1,500,000 ("Texas Loan"), which Texas Loan
was evidenced by a Promissory Note in the principal amount of $1,500,000 dated
August 21, 2000 given by Borrower in favor of Lender ("Texas Note"; and the
Consolidated Note, the Convertible Note and the Texas Note are hereinafter
collectively referred to as the "NOTES"), and in connection therewith entered
into a Loan Modification Agreement and various other loan and security documents
executed in connection therewith (collectively, the "First Modification
Documents").

         WHEREAS, the Notes are secured or evidenced by:

                  (i)      Mortgage  (Future  Advance)  dated  April 25,  1995
                           given by Borrower to Bank One, as recorded in Liber
                           586, Page 112, Otsego County Records, as amended by
                           Amendment dated July 28, 1995, as recorded in Liber
                           591, Page 139, Otsego County Records, as assigned to
                           Lender by Assignment of Mortgage dated February 4,
                           2000, as recorded in Liber 749, Page 302, Otsego
                           County Records, as amended by that certain Second
                           Amendment to Mortgage dated February 4, 2000, as
                           recorded in Liber 749, Page 309, Otsego County
                           Records and as further amended by that certain Third
                           Amendment to Mortgage dated August 21, 2000, as
                           recorded in Liber 772, Page 001, Otsego County
                           Records (as amended, the "GAYLORD MORTGAGE"), which
                           Gaylord Mortgage encumbers certain real property
                           owned by Borrower in the City of Gaylord, Otsego
                           County, Michigan ("GAYLORD PROPERTY");

                  (ii)     Mortgage dated February 4, 2000, given by Borrower in
                           favor of Lender as recorded in Liber 21160, Page 389,
                           Oakland County Records, as amended by that certain
                           First Amendment to Mortgage dated effective as of
                           August 21, 2000 as recorded in Liber 21788, Page 775,
                           Oakland County Records (as amended, "LEASEHOLD
                           MORTGAGE", encumbering Borrower's leasehold interest
                           in certain real property located in the City of
                           Auburn Hills, Oakland County, Michigan ("AUBURN HILLS
                           PROPERTY");

                  (iii)    Common Stock Purchase Warrant dated February 4, 2000
                           executed by the Borrower;

                  (iv)     Subscription and Investment  Representation
                           Agreement for 10% Convertible Secured Promissory Note
                           due February 2003 by and between Lender and Borrower;

                  (v)      Security Agreement dated February 4, 2000 executed by
                           Lender and Borrower;

                  (vi)     Limited  Partnership  Interest Pledge and Security
                           Agreement dated February 4, 2000 executed by Lender
                           and Borrower;

                  (vii)    Stock Pledge and Security Agreement dated February 4,
                           2000 executed by Lender and Borrower'

                  (viii)   an Assignment of Real Estate Leases and Rents dated
                           July 28, 1995, recorded in Liber 591, Page 144,
                           Otsego County Records given by Borrower in favor of
                           Bank One, as assigned to Lender by Assignment of Real
                           Estate Leases and Rents dated February 4, 2000, as
                           recorded in Liber 0749, Page 305, Otsego County
                           Records and as amended (as amended, the
                           "ASSIGNMENT");

                  (ix)     Loan Agreement  dated July 28,  1995 by and between
                           Borrower and Bank One, as assigned to Lender; and

                  (ix)     UCC Financing Statements and other loan documents
                           with respect to the Notes and the documents executed
                           in connection with the Bank One Loan.

(all of the documents described in this recital as amended by the First
Modification Documents are hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Original
Loan Documents");

         WHEREAS, the Consolidated Note matured by its terms on October 1, 2000
and Borrower requested, and Lender agreed, to extend the term of the
Restructured Loan and Consolidated Note for an additional two year period from
October 1, 2000 to October 1, 2002 ("GRAPEVINE PROPERTY").

         WHEREAS, in connection with the extension of the Restructured Loan
term, Borrower is executing and delivering to Lender this Agreement;

         NOW, THEREFORE, as consideration of the foregoing it is hereby agreed
that:

         1.       RECITALS.  The  recitals  set forth above are  incorporated
herein by reference and shall form a part of this Agreement.

         2.       MODIFICATIONS.  Subject to all the terms and  conditions set
forth in this Agreement, Lender is agreeing, INTER ALIA, to extend the term of
the Restructured Loan and Consolidated Note until October 1, 2002.

(For convenience, the modification referred to in this Paragraph 2 is
hereinafter referred to as the "MODIFICATION".)

         3.       BORROWERS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. As of October 10, 2000, there was
(i) $1,616,951.71 in principal owing under the Consolidated Note, (ii)
$5,851,025.37 in principal owing under the Convertible Note and (iii)
$1,500,000.00 in principal owing under the Texas Note, plus accrued but unpaid
interest, costs and expenses and other obligations provided in the Loan
Documents (all such obligations of Borrower to Lender are hereinafter
collectively referred to as the "Obligations"). The Obligations are due and
owing Lender without setoff, recoupment, defense, deduction, counterclaim,
credit, allowance or adjustment, whether in law or equity, of any kind or
nature.

         4.       MODIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS.

                  (a)      ALLONGE. Borrower shall evidence its obligations to
repay the Restructured Loan and the Consolidated Note in accordance with the
Modification by executing and delivering to Lender an Allonge dated as of the
effective date hereof ("ALLONGE"), in substantially the form of EXHIBIT A
attached hereto;

                  (b)      AMENDMENT TO GAYLORD MORTGAGE. The Gaylord Mortgage
and Assignment shall be amended by a Fourth Amendment to Mortgage dated as of
the date hereof to evidence the fact that the Gaylord Mortgage also secures the
Consolidated Note, as amended by the Allonge, in substantially the form of
EXHIBIT B attached hereto;

                  (c)      AMENDMENT TO LEASEHOLD MORTGAGE. The Leasehold
Mortgage shall be amended by a Second Amendment to Mortgage dated as of the
effective date of this Agreement to evidence the fact that the Leasehold
Mortgage secures the Consolidated Note, as amended by the Allonge, in
substantially the form of EXHIBIT C attached hereto;

                  (d)      RATIFICATION OR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GUARANTEES.
William Rolinski, Blair Murphy and Casimer Zaremba (collectively, the
"GUARANTORS") shall confirm their guaranty obligations with respect to the Texas
Loan by executing a Ratification of Guaranty or Acknowledgment in substantially
the forms of EXHIBIT D attached hereto;

                  (e)      MISCELLANEOUS.  All  such  other  documents  and
agreements reasonably required by Lender to effectuate the provisions of this
Agreement.

(For convenience, this Agreement and all other documents executed in connection
herewith are sometimes hereinafter collectively referred to as the "SECOND
MODIFICATION DOCUMENTS", and the Original Loan Documents and the Second
Modification Documents are sometimes hereinafter collectively referred to as the
"Loan Documents".)

         5.       REPRESENTATIONS,  WARRANTIES,  AGREEMENTS AND COMMENTS OF
BORROWER. The Borrower represents, warrants and covenants to Lender that:

                  (a)      Borrower is a corporation duly organized and validly
existing under the laws of the State of Michigan; and

                  (b)      Borrower has the full power and authority to execute
and deliver this Agreement and the Second Modification Documents, which has been
duly authorized by all necessary corporate action of Borrower. This Agreement is
valid, binding and enforceable in accordance with its terms.

         6.       COSTS, EXPENSES, AND FEES.

                  (a)      Borrower agrees to pay all Loan  modification  costs,
fees and expenses of Lender's attorney and all out of pocket costs of Lender.

                  (b)      Borrower agrees to pay Lender on or before the
execution of this Agreement an extension fee with respect to the Restructured
Loan in the amount equal to 25 basis points times the unpaid principal amount of
the Restructured Loan.

         7.       DOCUMENTS CONTINUE. Except as expressly modified and amended
by the terms of this Agreement, all of the terms and conditions of the Loan
Documents remain in full force and effect and are hereby ratified, confirmed and
approved. If there is an express conflict between the terms of this Agreement
and the terms of the Loan Documents, the terms of this Agreement shall govern
and control.

         8.       IMPAIRMENT OF COLLATERAL. The execution and delivery of this
Agreement in no manner shall impair or affect any other security (by endorsement
or otherwise) for the Obligations. No security taken heretofore or hereafter
security for the Obligations shall impair in any manner or affect this
Agreement. All present and future additional security is to be considered as
cumulative security.

         9.       DEFAULT.  A default  under any of the terms of this  Agreement
shall be a default under each of the Loan Documents and a default under any of
the Loan Documents shall be a default under this Agreement.

         10.      MISCELLANEOUS.

                  (a)      This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding
of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and may be modified or
amended only by a writing signed by the parties to be charged.

                  (b)      This  Agreement  is governed by the  internal  laws
of the State of Michigan (without regard to conflicts of the law of principles).

                  (c)      This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each
of which shall be deemed an original, but together they shall constitute one and
the same instrument, and facsimile copies of signatures shall be treated as
original signatures for all purposes.

                  (d)      This Agreement is binding on, and inure to the
benefit of, the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.

                  (e)      If any provision of this Agreement is in conflict
with any applicable statutes or rule of law or otherwise unenforceable, such
offending provision shall be null and void only to the extent of such conflict
or unenforceability, but shall be deemed separate from and shall not invalidate
any other provision of this Agreement.

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         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as
of the day and year first written above.

                           BIG BUCK BREWERY & STEAKHOUSE, INC.,
                           a Michigan corporation,
                           (f/k/a Michigan Brewery, Inc.)

                           By:  /s/ William F. Rolinski
                              -------------------------------------------------
                           Print name:  William F. Rolinski
                                      -----------------------------------------
                                  Its:  President
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                                                                 "Borrower"

STATE OF MICHIGAN          )
                           )SS
COUNTY OF OTSEGO           )

         On this 13th day of Oct.,  2000,  before me appeared  William F.
Rolinski as the President of Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse, Inc., a Michigan
corporation, f/k/a Michigan Brewery, Inc., on behalf of the corporation.

                           /s/ Diane M. House
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                           Print name:  Diane M. House
                                      -----------------------------------------
                           Notary Public Otsego County, State of MI
                                         --------------------------------------
                           My commission expires:  1-7-04
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         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as
of the day and year first written above.

                           WAYNE COUNTY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM,
                           a body politic of the State of Michigan

                           By:  /s/ Ronald Yee
                              -------------------------------------------------
                           Print name:  Ronald Yee
                                      -----------------------------------------
                                  Its:  Director
                                      -----------------------------------------

                                                                 "Lender"

STATE OF MICHIGAN          )
                           ) ss.
COUNTY OF WAYNE            )

         The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this 23rd day of
October, 2000 by Ronald Yee, the Director of Wayne County Employees' Retirement
System, on behalf of the Lender.

                           /s/ Portia L. Chiles
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                           Print Name Portia L. Chiles
                                     ------------------------------------------
                           Notary Public Wayne County, Michigan
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                           My Commission Expires:  8-30-04
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Exhibits:
     A   -    Allonge
     B   -    Fourth Amendment to Mortgage (Gaylord)
     C   -    Second Amendment to Mortgage (Auburn Hills)
     D   -    Ratifications of Guarantee

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Basic Info X:

Name: SECOND LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT
Type: Second Loan Modification Agreement
Date: April 2, 2001
Company: BIG BUCK BREWERY & STEAKHOUSE INC
State: Michigan

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