Billy Sims BBQ to Host Grand Opening in Yukon, Okla.; Co-Founder Billy Sims to Make an Appearance on Saturday, May 7th

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Billy Sims BBQ will host a grand opening celebration at its new Yukon, Okla, restaurant on Saturday, May 7th. In honor of the opening, restaurant co-founder and legendary football player Billy Sims will make an appearance and sign autographs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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“Oklahoma is our home base and we want to be the top choice for barbecue in the state,” said Jeff Jackson, president of Billy Sims BBQ.

Billy Sims BBQ will host a grand opening celebration at its new Yukon, Okla, restaurant on Saturday, May 7th. In honor of the opening, restaurant co-founder and legendary football player Billy Sims will make an appearance and sign autographs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The barbecue franchise is located at 800 Garth Brooks Blvd. in the Leelas Plaza shopping Center.

The 2,700-square-foot restaurant seats 70 guests and is the first Billy Sims BBQ location for Yukon. The restaurant will offer $2 pulled pork sandwiches during the time Billy is in store.

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.

“This will be our first restaurant in Yukon and our 12th opening in the Oklahoma City surrounding area,” said Jeff Jackson, president of Billy Sims BBQ. “Oklahoma is our home base and we want to be the top choice for barbecue in the state.”

The Yukon restaurant is owned and operated by experienced franchisee Debby Peery, who already owns the Mustang, Okla., location. Perry has 20 years of experience in the restaurant business and previously served as general manager for a Chili’s Bar & Grill restaurant. She plans to open four additional Billy Sims BBQ restaurants in the area in the coming years.

Co-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 46 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 46-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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