Woody's Bar-B-Q® Expands Northern Presence with New Yonkers Location

Classic Southern Barbecue Chain Continues Working on its New York Accent

August 24, 2018 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, Fl., – Headquartered in the South, Jacksonville, FL-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q continues to expand its presence northward with the opening of a new franchise in Yonkers, New York on Monday, August 27, 2018. Located at 1789 Central Park Avenue, Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Yonkers will join its fellow northern compatriots in Huntingdon, PA and Nanuet, NY in building a stellar reputation for Woody’s Bar-B-Q in the Northeast through the seamless delivery of slow-smoked meats, comfort food sides and signature brand of Southern hospitality.

Owned by Long Island resident and young entrepreneur, Kevin Tracy, Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Yonkers will feature the chain’s fast-casual model fashioned with HDTVS and classically Southern kitsch décor. Tracy plans to offer deep discounts to police officers and fire fighters in uniform, as well as active military with a valid ID to thank them for their service*. There will also be Kids Eat Free Mondays**, catering for events of all sizes and what Woody’s newest franchisee deems as the “best barbecue in town!” A major football fan, he also intends to host seasonal specials for fellow enthusiasts***. Although his new fast casual location will be a great destination for locals on their lunch break or families in search of a quick bite for dinner, Tracy vows that his team will never skimp on the full-service flavor for which Woody’s Bar-B-Q is so well-known throughout the Southeast.

“I’ve always wanted to be a business owner,” said Tracy. “I used to carry around a briefcase filled with drawings when I was 8 years old, just like my dad. That’s why I eventually got my degree in business administration. When I started to get serious about making my dreams a reality, I researched different kinds of franchises and found the restaurant industry to be the most exciting. I love dealing with people, always want to do right by the community and hope to create an atmosphere where every day’s a party. The Woody’s Bar-B-Q franchise system offers me structure, extensive training and proven methods for success. The fact that they place so much emphasis on customer service really spoke to me. And their classic Southern barbecue concept is unlike any other in town. Until we open, if a Yonkers native wants smoked brisket or pork, he or she would have to buy a smoker and wait four or more hours. Barbecue restaurants are few and far between around here. Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Yonkers will offer them something different from the burger joints, fast food, Chinese restaurants and pizzerias all over town.”

Listed among Tracy’s personal favorites from the Woody’s Bar-B-Q menu are the Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich – featuring slow-smoked, moist brisket that’s packed with Lone Star state-sized flavor served on a bun with pickles and red onion; the Sloppy Woody – a blend of perfectly prepared Bar-B-Q pork and secret sauce that has long held the title as Woody’s MOST POPULAR sandwich; the Hawaiian Burger – showcasing a half-pound of ground BLACK ANGUS steak – grilled to perfection and topped with grilled pineapple, diced Bar-B-Q pork, cheddar cheese and Woody's Southern Sweet Sauce; and Woody’s Signature Baby Back Ribs. Once open, Kevin Tracy and his staff invite Yonkers residents to find their own favorites on the menu and come back often. To learn more about Woody’s Bar-B-Q, interested parties are encouraged to visit www.woodys.com. To stay up-to-date on the latest news – including the upcoming opening of Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Yonkers, be sure to “like” the corporate Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WoodysFranchiseSystems/.

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 nearly four decades setting the “bar” higher for classic Southern barbecue. From the humble beginnings of just one location in Jacksonville, Florida, a shared passion for barbecue, 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 barbecue is king to the Northeast and Midwestern 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 barbecue 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/.

* 25% discount for uniformed police and firefighters, as well as active military members with valid ID.
** Kids Eat Free Mondays at Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Yonkers will feature a free kids meal for children 10 and under with the purchase of an adult entrée.
*** 20% discount for patrons wearing a jersey supporting their favorite NFL or NCAA team on football game days.

Media Contact:
Latoya Dixson – Marketing Assistant
Woody’s Bar-B-Q
Phone: 904-992-0556 x 36
E-Mail: latoya@woodys.com

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