“Billy Sims BBQ enjoys a strong, very loyal following among diners across the OKC region,” said Jeff Jackson, president of Billy Sims BBQ.
Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) August 20, 2015
Tulsa-based Billy Sims BBQ, one of the nation’s fastest growing fast casual BBQ restaurants, recently opened its 45th location in the Warr Acres neighborhoods northwest of Oklahoma City. Area diners can now enjoy what ‘The Daily Meal’ webzine and video network named in 2014 as one of the 10 Best BBQ Chains in America. The new restaurant, located at 3800 N MacArthur Blvd owned by Franchisee and experienced restaurateur Steve Allen, who already operates seven existing Billy Sims BBQ restaurants.
Founded by University of Oklahoma running back and 1978 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims and co-founder 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 and diners now enjoy 45 locations across six states.
Billy Sims BBQ continues to earn new fans and repeat guests wherever it operates. 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, green beans with bacon and entrée size salads with fresh vegetables.
Billy Sims BBQ anticipates more expansion as popularity among guests grows
The popular Billy Sims BBQ concept grew dramatically in 2014, adding 11 locations during the twelve-month period, primarily among existing franchise owners who recognize first-hand the effectiveness of the Billy Sims approach to attracting diners and repeat business.
Recently launched Warr Acres location owner Steve Allen, who also operates seven other Billy Sims BBQ restaurants, is excited about bringing great barbecue to both fans and new guests northwest of Oklahoma City.
“Billy Sims BBQ enjoys a strong, very loyal following among diners across the OKC region,” said Allen. “Making the experience convenient to our new neighbors in Warr Acres is especially satisfying,” he added.
Allen said growing his business to eight Billy Sims BBQ restaurants and building relationships with guests across the OKC region has been an easy decision. He said he was easily attracted to the Billy Sims BBQ brand opportunity through the popularity of its quality food and unique recipes, and the ease of operations. The proven franchise concept has demonstrated strong staying power among dining guests in many different markets.
Company owners, Billy Sims and Jeff Jackson, anticipate continued growth of the brand through the next 18 months, indicating a new restaurant is opening in September in Chanute, KS (Neosho County, in SE Kansas) by new owners Matt and Kelly Cranor, as well as a new location in Dodge City, KS later this fall, owned by Sharon Stroburg and Jeff Anshutz. Additional openings are expected in Oklahoma in Skiatook, Enid and Yukon late this fall.
Behind the brand’s growth and strong popularity wherever it operates is a story of a generational love for good barbecue. In 2004, Jeff Jackson and Billy Sims began a conversation about great barbecue and their families’ secret, unique recipes. Shortly thereafter, Billy Sims BBQ was founded with proprietary recipes and processes for preparing and smoking BBQ that were graciously approved by raving fans.
Following the success of the first five corporate Billy Sims BBQ restaurants, Sims and Jackson began franchising their popular concept in 2009. In five short years, the Billy Sims Barbecue brand has grown to 43 franchised locations as well as 2 corporate locations with many more market opportunities currently in development.
“BBQ Fans can come enjoy some of the best BBQ meat entrees in the country and be confident they are going to consistently receive a quality meal with every visit,” said co-founder Jackson. “Our efficient model works well for our guests and for restaurant operators-owners. Diners select their meal options and begin their dining experience in a quick, convenient manner while enjoying the freshest, award winning barbecue in a casual, family friendly environment,” he said.
For more information on Billy Sims BBQ, visit http://www.billysimsbbq.com.
About Billy Sims BBQ
Celebrating its 11th year, Billy Sims BBQ is a 45-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 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. Operating six states, Billy Sims BBQ is actively seeking franchisees for multi-unit developments in states throughout the country.