Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q, the fast-casual spinoff from the Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q concept, opened its 15th location on Wednesday, July 17th. The restaurant is located at 10787 Big Bend Road in Riverview, Florida. Willie Jewell’s will partner with the local YMCA as well as the South County Spartans Athletic Program by donating a percentage of sales to their organizations during the Grand Opening. Willie Jewell’s will be open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. with dine in, take-out, third party delivery, online, and full-service catering opportunities as well. This will be the fourth location in the Tampa area, which now has restaurants in Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Willie Jewell’s is looking to expand significantly in the Tampa market with another location already under construction in Pinellas Park.
Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q was created by Joe Adeeb and Josh Martino, CEO and President of Bono’s and Willie Jewell’s. The fast-casual concept now in its 11th year.
Willie Jewell Daniels was someone that made a big impact in Adeeb’s life. Adeeb’s grandfather rescued Daniels from the streets of Jacksonville when she was only a teen. Daniels went to work in their family restaurant and quickly proved that she could cook almost anything. Adeeb attributes 95 percent of his cooking knowledge to Willie Jewell and says, “Not only was Willie Jewell an incredible cook, she was an incredible person.”