Barbeque, Barbecue, Barbie, BBQ……Bar-B-Q. When you ask people about Bar-B-Q, they ALWAYS have a favorite. When you ask people about TEXAS Bar-B-Q, they will tell you there’s Barbeque, and then there’s RUDY’S Bar-B-Q…!!! RUDY’S is based near San Antonio and has grown into a four-state powerhouse chain with over 30 locations and tens of thousands of followers.
Chip Thor, Vice President at Velocity Retail, has been hired to lead the expansion of Rudy’s in Arizona. The first location is under construction in Chandler, just east of the northeast corner of Chandler Boulevard and Interstate 10. The store is expected to open in April. “Rudy’s is a great concept that should do very well in the Arizona market. We’re excited about the opportunity to bring great barbeque to the Valley,” said Thor.
Rudy’s prefers to buy 75,000 square foot finished pads with visibility to major freeways and high daytime populations. Though not required, their locations typically include gasoline sales for consistency with their “country store” concept.
Contact Chip Thor at 602-682-8165, or firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information or submit potential sites.