Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dead End BBQ in Maryville: New restaurant chooses busy downtown intersection at Broadway Ave., Lamar Alexander Parkway

“Barbecue is a destination place” — and George Ewart, owner of Dead End BBQ, wants to make Maryville one of those destinations when he opens his second restaurant in October.

“There is a clique in barbecue where people travel around and eat at barbecue restaurants,” Ewart explained of a demographic study of his customers he had done two years into owning his first restaurant.

“On Saturday and Sunday, we were full of people who weren’t from here. That gave us an idea: if we’re going to expand, where should we go? We cut our teeth cooking barbecue in Blount County, so it made sense.”

Original Article written by the Daily Times
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