Three Detroit-area Billy Sims BBQ restaurants will hold a water drive to benefit the people of Flint, Michigan. From January 30 through February 6, anyone who brings in a case of water to the restaurant will receive a fresh smoked pulled pork sandwich for only $0.98 cents. The restaurants will donate the water to the United Way for distribution in Flint.
Detroit Lions current and past players will also make appearances at the restaurants during the weeklong water drive.
Celebrating its 12th year, Billy Sims BBQ is a 48-unit, Tulsa-based fast casual concept serving premium BBQ smoked daily in-house with traditional sides. Founded by 1978 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims, and cofounder Jeff Jackson, Billy Sims BBQ is a unique franchise concept that is experiencing growth. As one of the top rated celebrity and athlete-owned restaurants, Billy Sims BBQ has an extensive menu of nine meats that are smoked daily in-house along with traditional sides like potato salad, smoked baked potatoes, smoked corn, coleslaw, and entrée-size salads. Consistently rated one of the Best BBQ Restaurants in Oklahoma, Billy Sims BBQ opened 11 restaurants in 2014 along with two nontraditional units inside sports stadiums and opened four units last year. Operating five states, Billy Sims BBQ is actively seeking franchisees for multi-unit developments in California and in states throughout the country.