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Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s take a quick look at why you might want to reconsider those barbecue staples, those traditional backyard favorites. We’ll cover how those main staples, such as pork chops and ribs, can be boring to your guests and cause your outdoor BBQ to burn out quickly. There’s also a lot of opportunity for other delicious and healthier options, such as chicken and vegetarian options, that we’ll cover as well.
The first Back Yard Burgers restaurant opened in Cleveland, Mississippi, on March 21, 1987 by Lattimore M. Michael. Originally, the chain consisted of only drive-through restaurants without any dine-in facilities, but most locations have since added them. In recent years, the company has emphasized the quality of Black Angus beef. (Source: en.wikipedia.org
In 2002, Back Yard Burgers and Yum! Brands, Inc., temporarily entered into a development agreement whereby Yum! had an option to co-brand Back Yard Burgers' trademarks with its other restaurants' trademarks, including Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC. In 2004, however, after Yum! chose not to exercise its option, the two companies abandoned this plan as Yum! began revitalization of the A&W brand of hamburgers and root beer. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)A co-branded Back Yard Burgers - Taco Bell restaurant in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, photo taken January 2003 (Source:en.wikipedia.org))
In January 2013, just four months after the bankruptcy filing, Back Yard Burger indicated it had received financing from its new owners, Pharos Capital, and was ready to emerge from bankruptcy, albeit with a new CEO. Neither Reid M. Zeising nor C. Stephen Lynn was mentioned as investors responsible for financing the emergence of Back Yard Burgers from bankruptcy. (Source: en.wikipedia.org On September 18, 2020, Back Yard Burgers opened a new prototype store in Gastonia, North Carolina. (Source:en.wikipedia.org eThomas, Jennifer (September 22, 2020). "Back Yard Burgers expands to Charlotte market with new restaurant prototype". Memphis Business Journals. Retrieved September 26, 2020. (Source:n.wikipedia.org)))