One of the country's iconic barbecue joints has D.C. in its sights for expansion.
A report in the Kansas City Star says that the founders of Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que are cutting ties. Two of them will continue to operate a restaurant in Kansas City under the name Joe's Kansas City. But the other founder will expand the brand under its original name. From the article:
Now the other co-founder, Joe Davidson, said he will open another Oklahoma Joe's in Tulsa in 2015, as well as two restaurants in Washington, D.C. He also wants to open a facility in the Tulsa area so he can ship his Oklahoma Joe's barbecue throughout the U.S.
A spokesman for the company told Eater they plan to make an announcement in a few weeks with more details about their plans, but did not have further information to share.
Oklahoma Joe's opened its original location in 1996. It has been given such accolades as "The Manliest Restaurant in America" from Men's Health and the "Best Ribs in America" from U.S.A. Today. Even president Barack Obama has tried the barbecue there.
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