Jack is not only known for his award-winning sauces and hickory smoked meats, but also for his years of service in leadership roles involving the downtown, Trinity Lane & Brick Church Pike areas and most recently along Charlotte Avenue. Over the years he has received numerous awards from a variety of organizations and his peers. He is seen regularly holding court and speaking out to collectively find ways to improve the community and bring people together, helping orchestrate a better place for future generations.Jack can often be seen with his son Jay in the restaurants, checking in with the managers and employees on procedures, greeting guests and showing appreciation. Jack came home for dinner one night excited to share his good news. He said, “Honey, I signed a lease today, we are going into business!” She replied, “Honey, I have good news too, I’m pregnant!” 37 years later and their son Jay is now the COO of the company, having started full time when he was 16 and prior to that he spent numerous weekends standing on a Coke-Cola case to pour ice tea for guests during catering events. He too, like his dad, has climbed his way up the ladder working all positions in the restaurants.