4 Rivers Smokehouse will open new location in Lakeland

The barbecue chain's 15th location will be housed at The Shoppes at Lake Miriam Crossing.

click to enlarge 4 Rivers location in South Tampa. - Photo via Google Maps
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4 Rivers location in South Tampa.
Popular Florida-based barbecue chain 4 Rivers Smokehouse will bring its homegrown eats to the residents of Lakeland.

The barbecue chain's 15th location will be housed at The Shoppes at Lake Miriam Crossing, located at 4747 S Florida Ave. 

This storefront is expected to open later this year with 4,279 square-feet of space, enough for 87 guests to dine in Curbside, drive-thru, delivery, and catering will also be offered.

Established by Winter Park resident John Rivers in 2009, Rivers founded the chain with the goal of supporting his local community through "exceptional products, steadfast customer service, and uncompromised integrity".

Heralded as one of the "South's Best BBQ Joints" by Southern Living, the smokehouse will serve classic dishes to a Lakeland community anticipating its arrival. Guests can enjoy the 18-hour smoked angus brisket, pulled pork, and burnt ends. Homestyle sides such as baked cheese grits, smokehouse corn, and smoked jalapeños can be found on the menu as well.

You don't drive all the way to Lakeland for your BBQ fix, the chain already has a location in Carrollwood and South Tampa.

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Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

Magazine journalism student with an affinity for music writing. Brandalynn has previously written for Glitter Magazine and was the editor-in-chief/contributor of USF's Her Campus chapter.
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