Woody's Bar-B-Q News

Founded: 1980

After opening their first Woody's Bar-B-Q in 1980, partners Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman have spent the past three decades setting the "bar" higher for great Southern Bar-B-Q.

What began in 1980 as one bustling classic BBQ restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida grew to more than a dozen franchise locations in the Sunshine State and beyond.
January 2nd, 2020
In a nation that has embraced the concept of tiny houses and technology that can fit on the face of a watch, classic Southern BBQ chain - Woody’s Bar-B-Q - has a small, but mighty debut of its own.
September 30th, 2019
Newly designated as a Corporate store and franchisee training headquarters, Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Ponte Vedra has been making some exciting changes lately for the benefit of its patrons and the community.
September 19th, 2019
Ever since Woody’s Bar-B-Q sold its first franchise in 1989, all of its franchisees have undergone an intensive six-week training process at the chain’s flagship restaurant on University Boulevard in Jacksonville, Fl.
September 10th, 2019
Woody’s Bar-B-Q has partnered with the franchise sales company, Eastbourne Brands, to target small towns throughout the Southeast that they believe will wholeheartedly support the classic Southern BBQ chain.
August 28th, 2019
Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Cocoa, Florida and its signature menu of slow-smoked meats and comfort food sides were immediately embraced by the Brevard County community.
June 4th, 2019
In the South, you’d be hard-pressed to find a pairing more agreeable than a tall glass of iced tea and a heaping helping of slow-smoked barbecue.
May 16th, 2019
In addition to marking the unofficial start to summer with Memorial Day, the month of May holds the distinction of being National Hamburger Month.
April 23rd, 2019
Marking the opening of its newest franchise location, Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Pembroke Pines will soon serve barbecue lovers in Broward and Dade Counties.
March 26th, 2019
With National Potato Lover’s Month coinciding with the very same month devoted to celebrating the concept of love, Woody’s Bar-B-Q is excited to debut three new potato-based menu items it hopes its patrons will adore.
February 11th, 2019
Florida-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q can think of no better way to celebrate the New Year than with FOOD.
January 8th, 2019
Jacksonville, Florida-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q got its start as a single location on University Boulevard in 1980.
October 3rd, 2018
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Florida-based, classic Southern barbecue chain – Woody’s Bar-B-Q – is pleased to announce the upcoming premiere of two new limited time offer sandwiches to its menu at participating restaurants.
August 29th, 2018
Headquartered in the South, Jacksonville, FL-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q continues to expand its presence northward with the opening of a new franchise in Yonkers, New York on Monday, August 27, 2018.
August 24th, 2018
On the heels of a highly successful performance during a recent limited time offer campaign, Woody’s Bar-B-Q announced today that it is adding the Chopped Salmon Salad to its core menu.
August 10th, 2018
With its original location based in Jacksonville and the bulk of its restaurants in the Sunshine State, Woody’s Bar-B-Q returns its focus to its hometown with its newest franchise in the East Beltway area.
June 7th, 2018
National classic Southern barbecue chain - Woody’s Bar-B-Q - has declared 2018 “The Year of the Kids.”
April 2nd, 2018
Jacksonville, Florida-based classic Southern barbecue chain - Woody’s Bar-B-Q - is pleased to announce its new partnership with No Kid Hungry.
March 1st, 2018
Woody’s Bar-B-Q takes pride in presenting its patrons with a delicious balance of slow-smoked meats and choice of potatoes, such as French fries, tater tots, potato salad, baked sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes with gravy and more.
February 23rd, 2018
Woody’s Bar-B-Q is proud to announce that it has brought its special brand of classic southern barbecue and comfort food sides to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
January 25th, 2018
Having recently enjoyed rave reviews for its last limited time offer - featuring a choice of Pork Belly Sandwich and Dinner, Woody’s Bar-B-Q was eager to roll out its newest campaign to end 2017 with a bang.
December 1st, 2017
Woody’s Bar-B-Q® remains committed to keeping the concept fresh with regularly rotating limited time offers.
October 26th, 2017
From the Sunshine State to the Empire State, Jacksonville, Florida-based chain Woody’s Bar-B-Q plans to bring its newest classic Southern Barbecue restaurant to Nanuet, New York in September 2017.
August 29th, 2017
Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Winter Haven is fundraising to support the families of two Kissimmee police officers, Officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard, who were fatally shot on Friday, August 18.
August 28th, 2017
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Ask any barbecue aficionado and they'll tell you: the mark of truly great barbecue can be found in flawlessly rendered char and pink smoke ring.
June 22nd, 2017
After opening their first Woody’s Bar-B-Q® in 1980, partners Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman have spent the past three decades setting the “bar” higher for great Southern barbecue.
May 1st, 2017
Already well-known for its slow-smoked barbecue favorites – like falling off the bone full racks of baby back and spare ribs, Florida-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q plans to add something entirely new to its menu – hand-crafted cocktails.
September 23rd, 2016
After more than 35 years of serving up its signature recipes of slowed smoked meats and comfort food sides to adoring fans, Florida-based barbecue chain – Woody’s Bar-B-Q – is preparing to bring a taste of the Old South to the Old...
September 2nd, 2016
When Mike and Renee Dilberian first opened the doors to their new Woody’s Bar-B-Q restaurant in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania in 2011, they felt confident that they had found the recipe for success.
May 13th, 2016
With the bulk of its restaurants radiating out from its Jacksonville headquarters, the majority of Woody’s Bar-B-Q locations have always been situated in the Sunshine State.
May 11th, 2016
After 36 years of cooking up authentic Southern barbecue and comfort food-inspired sides to a growing collection of fans, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the founders of Woody’s Bar-B-Q, Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills, Mawman –...
February 19th, 2016
David Allgood’s love affair with barbecue goes all the way back to childhood, when one of the first things he learned to cook was barbecued chicken on a charcoal grill.
September 25th, 2015
To enhance its signature menu of slow smoked meats and comfort food side, authentic Southern barbecue franchise – Woody’s Bar-B-Q – regularly introduces limited time only (LTO) items at its restaurants nationwide.
September 22nd, 2015
Woody’s Bar-B-Q® Franchise System is pleased to announce that Tim Edwards and Claudia Mejia-Edwards are the proud new owners of the Southern barbecue chain’s Ponte Vedra location.
September 14th, 2015
Woody’s Bar-B-Q® announced plans today to unveil two new limited time offer (LTO) sandwiches in its Southern barbecue locations all across the nation.
July 22nd, 2015
Florida-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q® is proud to announce the opening of its newest restaurant in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
March 5th, 2015
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