Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue Opens Doors Today, Sets November 9 Grand Opening Celebration for its First Florida Location at ONE DAYTONA
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 23, 2018) – The award-winning barbecue of legendary Oklahoma pitmaster Joe Davidson is coming to Central Florida. The first Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue restaurant outside its home state soft opens its doors at 11 AM on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in Victory Circle at ONE DAYTONA, the premier retail, dining and entertainment destination across from the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. A grand opening celebration will follow on November 9.
A living legend in the global ‘cue community, Davidson has won more than 300 championship titles worldwide. Davidson, CEO and co-founder of Oklahoma Joe’s, is the only pitmaster to ever win the Grand Champion Overall triple crown of BBQ competitions: the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ, considered the Super Bowl of barbecue competitions; the World Pork Barbequlossal, billed as America’s most prestigious barbecue competition; and the American Royal World Series of Barbecue, the largest barbecue competition in the world. He’s also won Best BBQ Sauce on the Planet and Best BBQ Dry Rub on the Planet multiple times.
Davidson’s journey to becoming one of the greatest barbecue pitmasters of all time began in 1987 when he hand-built a dozen smokers, sold all 12 at the state fair, and walked away with orders for 108 more. Over the next decade, he designed and built more than one million smokers before selling his manufacturing company to Charbroil. He opened his first Oklahoma Joe’s restaurant in 1995, in Stillwater, Okla., followed shortly thereafter by the famous Oklahoma Joe’s gas station location in Kansas City, Kansas.
Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue has also been selected “Best Ribs in America” by USA Today, proclaimed “the best BBQ I’ve ever eaten” by world-renown chef Wolfgang Puck, named “One of 13 Places to Eat” by American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain in Men’s Health magazine, and featured in Gourmet magazine.
Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue at ONE DAYTONA marks the first franchise location for the restaurant brand. “Mouthwatering barbecue can be found in every corner of Oklahoma,” said Davidson. “We’re thrilled to be able to grow our restaurant beyond our home state and humbled by the opportunity to bring our world-class Oklahoma barbecue to Central Florida.”