Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q

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Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q
TypePrivately Held
Founded1989
HeadquartersLeon Springs, Texas
Number of locations34 (approx.)
Websitehttp://www.rudys.com
 
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Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q
TypePrivately Held
Founded1989
HeadquartersLeon Springs, Texas
Number of locations34 (approx.)
Websitehttp://www.rudys.com
A sampling of Rudy's foods.

Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q is a barbecue restaurant established in Leon Springs, a district of San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas in 1989.[1] The company currently operates restaurants in Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado and sells products via its web site[2] under the slogan "the wurst bar-b-q in Texas."[3][4]

History[edit]

Rudy's was first established by Rudolph Aue in Leon Springs, Texas in 1929 as a combination business consisting of a filling station, automobile repair shop, and grocery store.[5] In 1989 Rudolph added barbecue to the food menu,[5] combining the grocery and new restaurant element to make a "country store" feel. Their signature barbecue consists of 100% oak wood smoked meats rather than the usual Texas Mesquite smoke, and special in-house spices.

Rudy's later expanded to 34 locations through the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. Now more of a self-service sit down restaurant style establishment, the retail store portion usually consists of a small corner of each location. The company's head offices are currently located in Lakeway, Texas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saldaña, Hector (28 May 2009). "Best Barbecue Restaurant: Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q". My San Antonio: Readers' Choice Awards. San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q (official site)". Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  3. ^ Permenter, Paris (2006). Insiders' Guide to San Antonio, 3rd. Guilford: Globe Pequot. ISBN 0-7627-4047-7. 
  4. ^ Michael Karl Witzel (2008). Barbecue Road Trip: Recipes, Restaurants, and Pitmasters from America's Great Barbecue Regions. Voyageur Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-7603-2752-4. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Engelhardt, Elizabeth (2009). Republic of Barbecue. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 0-292-71998-1.