Leslie Turk

Barbecue, beer and blues coming

by Leslie Turk

The Shed, a barbecue, beer and blues establishment based in Ocean Springs, Miss., is coming to Lafayette, tentatively in November. WLOX TV reported:
The little BBQ joint that’s made a big name for itself in Ocean Springs is about to more than triple its BBQ empire. The Shed is set to open five more franchises in Alabama, Louisiana and Florida. The first to open will be near the University of South Alabama in Mobile this October. The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint has been in operation in Ocean Springs since August of 2001. The opening of the first franchise, The Shed Gulfport, on Hwy. 53 in Lyman was in 2008.

The TV station noted that the latest franchise agreement has been signed between The Shed Inc. and  Frank Sannier and Kaliste Saloom III for a pre-existing 8,000-square-foot-building just west of Lafayette on the Scott exit, LA93 North.

“This is pretty much a turn key operation,” Shed co-owner Brad Orrison said. “The only thing we have to do is put in a smoker, junk it up Shed style, and we’re rolling.”

Read the rest of the WLOX story here.