ROAD HOUSE RIB CAFÉ CLOSES
The restaurant opened in early 2013 on Furys Ferry Road in place of a prototype Sonic Restaurant concept that didn’t catch on. Sales were not strong with the fast, casual barbecue concept that included a drive-thru and sit down tables. They featured the usual fare of BBQ, Ribs, Chicken, and more. Some hardcore BBQ restauranteurs told the Buzz that the only way to do BBQ right is to have a “pit” and slowcook the Pork for many days. Their understanding was Roadhouse cooked too much in the way of frozen food. After a month or so delay to retrofit the restaurant again—the owner Rick McMurtry has decided to revert the restaurant back to a Sonic. Sonic will reopen in this location in late August.