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.