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February 2023

The Texas-classic barbecue restaurant, Smokey Mo’s BBQ kicked off a year of planned growth by adding a new branding and marketing expert, Leslie Ternes Smith, to the team as Vice President of Marketing. Smith brings her extensive marketing knowledge to a growing Smokey Mo’s brand and franchising expansion program. She has significant marketing insight, having worked for brands such as Juicy Couture, as Vice President of Global Marketing, and Tiff’s Treats as Vice President of Brand Marketing. “As we enter this highly anticipated phase of Smokey Mo’s, we want to move strategically to introduce the brand to new customers and continue to

Smokey Mo's donated warm BBQ meals to families impacted by power outages brought on by the recent winter storm in Austin, TX. Partnering with Gateway Church's community outreach team, Smokey Mo's president Craig Haley personally delivered meals to affected families. Craig said: "We want to help the community any way we can, especially when we see so many continue to be affected." You can help with recovery efforts here. Smokey Mo's is proud to be the best neighborhood BBQ in Texas.  One way that Smokey Mo's is the best neighborhood BBQ in Texas is that we are the best neighbors! From our

Smokey Mo’s BBQ Headquarters: Cedar Park, Texas Units: 17 Smokey Mo’s BBQ offers its Texas style throughout the central part of the state, including low and slow-cooked brisket, which is smoked in-house for 10-14 hours each day at every location. A notable differentiation is that all stores have a trained pitmaster who’s an expert in the art of smoking, slicing, and serving meat, giving each restaurant a particular taste. At the start of COVID, when everything was shut down, Smokey Mo’s was forced to lay off 40 percent of its staff. However, the fast casual was able to bring these jobs back within weeks.