Our mission is to provide quality food and outstanding service in a clean family friendly atmosphere to each customer on every visit.
Suffolk BBQ Co opened in 2013 as a family owned and operated BBQ restaurant using recipes that have been passed down through the years. Our pit masters smoke our meats daily to ensure our sandwiches and platters are fresh and tender. As our restaurants continue to grow, we strive every day to make your experience with us worth the trip and to maintain a family atmosphere. Suffolk BBQ Co worldwide headquarters is located in front Lowes on Main Street, Suffolk with plenty of curbside parking.
Wayne Powers, Founder/Managing Partner
What others say . . .
Excerpted from the Suffolk News-Herald
Published 9:13 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2013
. . . The barbecue joint’s tagline is “Low-N-Slow — Real Good BBQ,” and owner Wayne Powers operates a smoker out the back of the shop.
“A couple of years ago, my wife and I were going out to get barbecue, and she said, ‘We’ve got to drive all the way to Carrollton!’ he recalled. “It was like, ‘That’s a long way to go. We live in Suffolk; I can’t believe there’s not a barbecue place in Suffolk.’ So we opened one up.”
It’s Wayne and Melinda Powers’ first eatery. “We came from a whole different background,” said Wayne Powers, who was in the credit card processing business before.
“I cooked in the backyard for years and years, and people liked it when it was free. I thought I’d see if they (still) liked it when they had to pay for it. Business has been great.”
uffolk BBQ does pulled pork, pulled chicken, half chickens, ribs and brisket. Smoking all that food is a “time-consuming process,” Powers said. “The barbecue process just for the pulled pork, start to finish, is 36 to 48 hours,” he said. “We smoke all day, every day. We prepare at night and smoke the next day.” The eatery makes of its sides fresh, Powers said, and desserts are fresh-baked. It’s located near a lot of chain eateries, so “we’ve got be good every time,” Powers said. “We’re only as good as our last order.” While he has lived in Hampton Roads since 1984, Wayne Powers has been a Suffolk resident for eight years; and Melinda Powers, he said, is “a lifelong Suffolk person.”
The eatery currently does drop catering, but Wayne Powers said they plan to get a mobile trailer smoker in the future.
The new business employs 14 part-time workers, and the Suffolk community has been very welcoming, Powers said.
“We’re very happy we made the decision,” he said. “The people of Suffolk have been great to us.”
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