Red Hot & Blue BBQ Restaurant Set To Open in Cary, NC in April

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Two years in planning, building and designing, the Cary Red Hot & Blue restaurant is located in the Waverly Shopping Center at the corner of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads and is slated to open in April 2015. Red Hot & Blue is a full-service, casual-themed barbecue restaurant and full service caterer.

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"Waverly Place in Cary–the once–and future home of Red Hot & Blue for great Memphis BBQ in NC," said Robert Friedman.

Red Hot & Blue Restaurants, Inc. President, Randy McCann, confirmed that the national barbecue restaurant chain is opening a new location this month in Cary, North Carolina.

Two years in planning, building and designing, the Cary Red Hot & Blue restaurant is located in the Waverly Shopping Center at the corner of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads and is slated to open in April 2015. Red Hot & Blue is a full-service, casual-themed barbecue restaurant and full service caterer. Red Hot & Blue smokes barbecue on premise fresh daily, the old-fashioned way–low and slow–over hickory logs so the enticing aroma envelopes your senses as you enter the restaurant. The menu features delicious hickory-smoked meats including: award-winning ribs, authentic Memphis-style barbecue, hickory-smoked chicken wings, smoked sausage, fresh beef burgers, Southern-fried seafood, salads and Southern homemade sides and desserts. The atmosphere is steeped in legendary and contemporary blues music and delivers a large dose of Southern hospitality in a fun and entertaining dining environment.

The location in Cary will mark the third Red Hot & Blue restaurant to open in North Carolina. There currently are two other Red Hot & Blue locations in the North State – in Raleigh at 6615 Falls of Neuse Road and Winston-Salem at 613 Deacon Boulevard. In addition, there are 10 restaurants in the Washington DC area, 6 restaurants in Texas and one in Missouri and New Jersey. Red Hot & Blue is currently seeking new franchise/owners to open locations throughout the United States. Franchise information is available at: http://www.redhotandblue.com/central/franchise

Todd Chriscoe is the Operating Partner at the soon-to-be-opened Red Hot & Blue restaurant and is a North Carolina native who grew up with barbecue in his blood. Chriscoe’s father and family friends held regular pig-picking events. So even as a young man it has been second nature to Chriscoe to stoke a hickory fire, to cook the pork–low and slow–to seal in the delicious smoked flavor of authentic barbecue.

The process to bring fresh smoked BBQ to the residents in Cary was a labor of love. Chriscoe, Bill Holt and Stephen Bell discussed opening a second Red Hot & Blue franchise in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area for several years. Currently, Holt and Bell own/operate the Red Hot & Blue restaurant at 6615 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh, NC. When a property became available at the new Waverly Place Shopping Center in Cary, NC–the discussions immediately materialized into construction plans.

Robert Friedman, Publisher of Attorney At Law Magazine in the Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle community was excited when he heard that Red Hot & Blue was opening a new restaurant close to his home. Friedman said, "The North Raleigh Red Hot & Blue serves incredible BBQ. Now they're bringing people of Cary a treat (again)! Waverly Place in Cary–the once–and future home of Red Hot & Blue for great Memphis BBQ in NC."

“Since the day construction began, numerous dedicated Red Hot & Blue fans have stopped by the new location asking when the BBQ will start smoking on the pits and we are pleased to announce that everything is in place to serve the Cary community in April,” said Red Hot & Blue President, Randy McCann.

More information is available at: [http://www.redhotandblue.com/cary

About Red Hot & Blue Restaurants, Incorporated:
Red Hot & Blue Restaurants, Inc. was named in the top 3 “Best Barbecue Chains in America” according to The Daily Meal article originally published on March 5, 2014. Editor Dan Myers sifted through regional preferences to funnel the most popular chains in his list of 10 Best Barbecue chains in America. Criteria for selection was based on: “local renown, consistency of food across all the locations, adherence to traditional barbecue techniques like “low and slow” on-premise smoking, atmosphere and most importantly, if the food tastes good.” The full article may found online at: http://www.thedailymeal.com/10-best-barbecue-chains-america/3414

The original Red Hot & Blue Restaurant was founded in 1988 by a group of true Southerners (including three politicians from Tennessee) and a transplanted “Yankee” who could not find authentic slow-smoked Memphis-style barbeque to their liking in the Nation’s Capital. Since its start, the Red Hot & Blue concept has found a home with multiple locations in six different states: Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. The Red Hot & Blue mission is to “serve only the best quality authentic Memphis-style Barbeque in a fun, casual atmosphere surrounded by blues music and memorabilia.” Red Hot & Blue’s premier catering services have been serving up Southern Hospitality for over 25 years at events from birthday, anniversary, baby showers or graduation gatherings, corporate meetings and presentations, retirement parties and family reunions to casual or formal weddings and large banquets. The Red Hot & Blue catering team can accommodate any type occasion from 20 to 10,000 attendees with customized menus to fit event plans and budget. For more information, visit http://www.redhotandblue.com

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For additional information or franchise opportunities, contact: Randy McCann, President, Red Hot & Blue Restaurants, Inc., 154 Charlois Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27103. Phone: 336-714-1515; E-mail rmccann@rjdmgt.com.

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