June 27, 2016 // Franchising.com // TULSA, Okla. – Billy Sims BBQ will open another Kansas-based restaurant in Newton, Kan., on June 30. The 2,400-square-foot barbecue franchise will be located at 1414 North Main Street and will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. It will be the third of at least five units planned to open in Kansas in 2016. Billy Sims opened two locations in Chanute and Arkansas City earlier this year.
Tulsa-based Billy Sims BBQ is the nation’s fastest growing fast-casual BBQ restaurant and was named one of the nation’s 10 best barbecue chains by The Daily Meal. The extensive menu includes nine meats, ranging from favorites such as ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, to some unique offerings like turkey and bologna. All meats are smoked daily over pecan wood on-site at every restaurant, with careful attention to the proven recipe and process steps that have proven so popular among diners. Billy Sims BBQ completes the great dining experience with traditional sides – often with a twist – such as baked potatoes cooked in the smoker, potato salad, freshly smoked corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, baked beans with brisket, green beans with bacon and entrée size salads with fresh vegetables.
“Kansans know and love barbecue, and the state will continue to be a great location for us to grow,” said Jeff Jackson, co-founder and CEO of Billy Sims BBQ. “We want to bring our barbecue to guests across Kansas and will open new locations in the coming years.”
The Newton, Kan., restaurant is owned and operated by franchise partners Dave Dunn and Sean O’Brien. They currently operate Billy Sims BBQ franchise locations in Andover, Arkansas City, Chanute and Dodge City. They have been franchisees for six years and plan to open at least several more Kansas locations this year in Emporia, West Wichita, Hays and possibly Hutchison if they can find the right space.
“We are excited to be opening Billy Sims BBQ throughout the state,” said Dave Dunn, franchisee. “We strongly believe that this BBQ is the best in the country and are opening nearby locations as fast as we can.”
Founded by University of Oklahoma running back and 1978 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims and co-founder and CEO Jeff Jackson, the popular Billy Sims BBQ brand has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years as BBQ enthusiasts embrace its special proprietary recipes and processes for preparing and smoking beef, pork, and more. The restaurant chain first began operation in 2004, franchising in 2009, and diners now enjoy 50 locations across six states.
Named a Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winner for 2016 and 2015 by Franchise Business Review and a Future 50 fastest-growing small chain restaurant in 2015 by Restaurant Business, Billy Sims BBQ is consistently ranked highly by franchisees for its leadership, training and operations support, financial performance and general satisfaction. For more information on Billy Sims BBQ, visit www.billysimsbbq.com.
Celebrating its 12th year, Billy Sims BBQ is a 50-unit, Tulsa-based fast casual concept serving premium BBQ smoked daily in-house with traditional sides. Founded by 1978 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims, and co-founder and CEO Jeff Jackson, Billy Sims BBQ is a unique franchise concept that is experiencing growth. As one of the top rated celebrity and athlete-owned restaurants, Billy Sims BBQ has an extensive menu of nine meats that are smoked daily in-house along with traditional sides like potato salad, smoked baked potatoes, smoked corn, coleslaw and entree size salads. Consistently rated one of the Best BBQ Restaurants in Oklahoma, Billy Sims BBQ opened 11 restaurants in 2014 along with two non-traditional units inside sports stadiums, four units in 2015 and have plans to open eight in 2016. Operating six states, Billy Sims BBQ is actively seeking franchisees for single and multi-unit developments throughout the country.
For more information, visit: www.billysimsbbq.com or www.facebook.com/billysimsbbq.
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