Woody’s Bar-B-Q® Tees Up to Open First Franchise in Augusta

Florida-based Chain Prepares to Launch its Southern Barbecue Concept in the Home of the Masters

February 19, 2016 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, Florida – After 36 years of cooking up authentic Southern barbecue and comfort food-inspired sides to a growing collection of fans, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the founders of Woody’s Bar-B-Q – Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman – have truly “mastered” their skillset. That’s what makes the company’s next move such a stroke of genius: to open the Florida-based concept’s one and only Peach State location at the home of the Masters – Augusta, Georgia. Set to open its doors in early March 2016, the newest Woody’s Bar-B-Q franchise is situated in the former WifeSaver restaurant location at 1501 North Leg Road, next to the Walmart Supercenter.

“We are truly excited to see the heights to which our newest location might climb,” said Mills-Mawman. “In addition to the fact that we get to introduce the people of Augusta to our very special interpretation of slow-smoked Southern barbecue, stick-to-your-ribs sides and service with a smile, this is an incredible location in a highly trafficked area of town. Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Augusta is accessible from both North Leg and Wrightsboro Roads – so visibility alone is definitely in our favor. Of course, what we’ve always found to be our greatest asset – besides the food, reputation for service excellence and ability to select terrific restaurant sites – is word of mouth. We can hardly wait for Augusta to come out and try the food, then have the word spread all over town.”

Over and above an extensive menu that includes slow-smoked meats like Woody's Signature Baby Back Ribs, Carolina Pulled Pork, Texas Beef Brisket, Grilled Prime Rib and Bar-B-Q Chicken, as well as lip-smacking side items inspired by recipes from the kitchen of Woody’s very own mother, the Augusta location will boast a full bar, KENO, large patio and catering. The newest addition to Woody’s lineup of authentic Southern barbecue restaurants will also feature Kids Eat Free Tuesdays, as well as a regular line up of karaoke nights and live bands every weekend. The patio at Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Augusta will be available to rent for private events such as birthday parties, team banquets, office gatherings and more.

To learn more about Woody’s Bar-B-Q, prospective franchisees and barbecue fans are invited to visit www.woodys.com.

About Woody’s Bar-B-Q®

After opening their first Woody’s Bar-B-Q in 1980, partners Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman have spent the past three decades setting the “bar” higher for great Southern Bar-B-Q. From the humble beginnings of just one location in Jacksonville, Florida, a shared passion for Bar-B-Q, and a dog-eared collection of recipes, Mills and Mawman have grown the Woody’s Bar-B-Q brand to locations reaching from the Deep South where Bar-B-Q is king to the Northeast and Western fronts. Perhaps best known for their legendary melt-in-your-mouth slow-smoked Signature Baby Back Ribs, Woody’s has also built quite a following among patrons with their secret recipe Bar-B-Q sauces and meats, as well as their freshly prepared comfort food-inspired side dishes. Individuals who wish to learn more about becoming a Woody’s Bar-B-Q franchisee are encouraged to visit http://www.woodys.com/franchise/.

SOURCE Woody’s Bar-B-Q®


Tammy Littleton Cipriani
Director of Marketing 
Woody’s Bar-B-Q
P: 904-992-0556 ex 30
E: tammy@woodysbarbq.com


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