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The Bradford Family: BBQ Kings of Maryland

The Bradford FamilyBaltimore, Maryland is now home to a new black-owned family restaurant that every barbecue lover in the area is talking about.

“The BBQ” dishes up pulled pork, ribs, pit turkey, baked beans, and the menu item they’re best known for: their BBQ Sandwich. 

The restaurant, which is located at  2602 Greenmount Avenue in Baltimore, is owned by Marcus Bradford, 32, but was originally the idea of his father, 59-year-old Maurice Bradford Sr.

Maurice Bradford Sr. always dreamed of opening a restaurant, and he is now living that dream through his sons,  Marcus Bradford and Maurice Bradford Jr.

Not Their First Entrepreneurial Step

The restaurant isn’t the only line of business that the Bradford family has successfully gotten into. For 30 years, the Bradfords also owned and ran B&B Lighting Supply, a well-known company in Baltimore. However, restaurant ownership was a long time in the making for them, as even Maurice Sr.’s father  had dreams of owning a restaurant.

As for preparation of their delicious dishes? They’ll assure you that it is never hurried. Maurice Sr. explained,

“We marinade it for about 24 hours and it has to smoke in the smoker for 10-12 hours. You can’t rush the process.”

By: Danielle Dixon

Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani


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