Billy Sims BBQ Opens Restaurant in Arkansas City, Kansas

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Billy Sims BBQ will open its first restaurant in Arkansas City, Kan., on Thursday April 7 located at 2133 N. Summit. The 2,700-square-foot restaurant will seat 60 guests and have a separate room for private events that seats up to 12 people.

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“We are pleased to share this moment with the Arkansas City community and introduce them to our amazing food,” said Jeff Jackson, president of Billy Sims BBQ.

Billy Sims BBQ will open its first restaurant in Arkansas City, Kan., on Thursday April 7. The barbecue franchise will be located at 2133 N. Summit. The 2,700-square-foot restaurant will seat 60 guests and have a separate room for private events that seats up to 12 people.

Tulsa-based Billy Sims BBQ is the nation’s fastest growing fast-casual BBQ restaurant and was named one of the nation’s 10 best barbecue chains by The Daily Meal. 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 with brisket, green beans with bacon and entrée size salads with fresh vegetables.

“We are pleased to share this moment with the Arkansas City community and introduce them to our amazing food,” said Jeff Jackson, president of Billy Sims BBQ.

The Arkansas City, Kan., restaurant is owned and operated by franchise partners Dave Dunn and Sean O’Brien. They currently operate three other Billy Sims BBQ franchise locations in Andover, Dodge City and will be opening a unit in Wichita, KN later this year. They have been franchisees for six years.

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 47 locations across five states.

Named a Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winner for 2015 by Franchise Business Review and a Future 50 fastest-growing small chain restaurant in 2015 by Restaurant Business, Billy Sims BBQ is consistently ranked highly by franchisees for its leadership, training and operations support, financial performance and general satisfaction. 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 47-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. In 2015, Billy Sims was named a Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winner by Franchise Business Review and a Future 50 fastest-growing small chain restaurant by Restaurant Business. Operating five states, Billy Sims BBQ is actively seeking franchisees for single and multi-unit developments throughout the country.

For more information visit: http://www.billysimsbbq.com or http://www.facebook.com/billysimsbbq.

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