Woody's Bar-B-Q News

Founded: 1980

After opening their first Woody's Bar-B-Q in 1980, partners Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman have spent the past three decades setting the "bar" higher for great Southern Bar-B-Q.

Having opened its doors to BBQ fans in Jacksonville in 1980, Woody’s Bar-B-Q is firing up the smoker in preparation for its 42nd Anniversary Celebration.
September 21st, 2022
Staunchly patriotic, in addition to boasting Americana décor, many Woody’s restaurants extend discounts to active members of the U.S. military.
August 31st, 2022
Woody’s Bar-B-Q is proud to recognize three of its Sunshine State franchises as top performers during 2021.
February 25th, 2022
What began in July 2021 as an endeavor to encourage kids ten and under to complete acts of kindness has come to an end at participating Woody’s Bar-B-Q locations.
October 29th, 2021
For the second year in a row, Florida-based franchise company - Woody’s Bar-B-Q - used its anniversary event to raise funds and awareness for Tim Tebow Foundation’s (TTF) Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry.
October 26th, 2021
The co-founders of Woody’s Bar-B-Q - Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman are proud to announce that they have acquired Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Green Cove Springs - located at 1301 N. Orange Ave.
September 22nd, 2021
In celebration of its 40th anniversary last year, Woody’s Bar-B-Q - hosted an event to raise funds and awareness for Tim Tebow Foundation’s (TTF) Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry.
September 16th, 2021
Woody’s Bar-B-Q regularly spices up its menu with a series of consumer-driven or seasonally-inspired limited time promotions throughout the year.
August 19th, 2021
Woody’s Bar-B-Q looks to extend that spirit of service to others with a new promotion deemed “Celebrate Kindness” for its pint-sized patrons.
July 13th, 2021
The Pitmasters at Woody’s Bar-B-Q showcase their grilling expertise with a tasty trio of gourmet burgers, available for a limited time only at participating locations
June 1st, 2021
Marking its first limited time offer of 2021, Woody’s Bar-B-Q - is pleased to reveal its “Gone Fishin’” trio of menu items at participating franchise locations from March 15-April 30, 2021.
March 10th, 2021
For well over a decade, Jacksonville, FL-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q has been proud to take part in The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
March 5th, 2021
Buddy's Home Furnishings
Buddy's Home Furnishings
Buddy's Home Furnishings
During the season of bounty and the month associated with Thanksgiving, Woody’s Bar-B-Q offers patrons something new to give thanks for with the debut of its Bountiful BBQ Bowls.
November 2nd, 2020
As the celebration of its 40th anniversary continues, Woody’s Bar-B-Q seeks to pay tribute to local police officers and fire fighters with a “God Bless the Blue” Day at its two corporate locations on Monday, November 2.
October 27th, 2020
In 1980, armed with some dog-eared recipes, a love of great food and a desire to make patrons feel “right at home” in their new restaurant, Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman opened the doors of Jacksonville-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q.
October 23rd, 2020
Leading that new focus on growth will be Roger Flynn - a 30 year-veteran of franchise sales in the role of Woody’s new Director of Franchise Development.
October 14th, 2020
On Saturday, October 3, the classic Southern BBQ chain will play host to a 40th Anniversary Celebration at its Corporate Training location at Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Ponte Vedra Beach.
September 23rd, 2020
Woody’s Bar-B-Q first opened its doors in Jacksonville, Florida in 1980 with a menu showcasing such Southern staples as Brunswick stew, fried squash, banana pudding and - of course - a smoker full of slow-smoked BBQ meats.
September 14th, 2020
As its 40th Anniversary continues, Woody’s Bar-B-Q is proud to “lift the bun” on three new additions to its menu.
July 14th, 2020
fter opening its doors to hungry BBQ fans on July 1, 1980 at 1638 University Boulevard South, The ORIGINAL Woody’s Bar-B-Q has served as a Jacksonville, Florida landmark in all the years since.
June 24th, 2020
Classic Southern BBQ chain - Woody’s Bar-B-Q - has great news for its fans in Nassau County, Florida… Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Fernandina is back and under new ownership.
June 12th, 2020
With Spring Break’s early launch to bikini season looming, it’s a great time for classic Southern BBQ chain, Woody’s Bar-B-Q, to introduce a fresh crop of salads to its menu.
March 3rd, 2020
What began in 1980 as one bustling classic BBQ restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida grew to more than a dozen franchise locations in the Sunshine State and beyond.
January 2nd, 2020
In a nation that has embraced the concept of tiny houses and technology that can fit on the face of a watch, classic Southern BBQ chain - Woody’s Bar-B-Q - has a small, but mighty debut of its own.
September 30th, 2019
Sky Zone
Sky Zone
Sky Zone
Newly designated as a Corporate store and franchisee training headquarters, Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Ponte Vedra has been making some exciting changes lately for the benefit of its patrons and the community.
September 19th, 2019
Ever since Woody’s Bar-B-Q sold its first franchise in 1989, all of its franchisees have undergone an intensive six-week training process at the chain’s flagship restaurant on University Boulevard in Jacksonville, Fl.
September 10th, 2019
Woody’s Bar-B-Q has partnered with the franchise sales company, Eastbourne Brands, to target small towns throughout the Southeast that they believe will wholeheartedly support the classic Southern BBQ chain.
August 28th, 2019
Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Cocoa, Florida and its signature menu of slow-smoked meats and comfort food sides were immediately embraced by the Brevard County community.
June 4th, 2019
In the South, you’d be hard-pressed to find a pairing more agreeable than a tall glass of iced tea and a heaping helping of slow-smoked barbecue.
May 16th, 2019
In addition to marking the unofficial start to summer with Memorial Day, the month of May holds the distinction of being National Hamburger Month.
April 23rd, 2019
Marking the opening of its newest franchise location, Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Pembroke Pines will soon serve barbecue lovers in Broward and Dade Counties.
March 26th, 2019
With National Potato Lover’s Month coinciding with the very same month devoted to celebrating the concept of love, Woody’s Bar-B-Q is excited to debut three new potato-based menu items it hopes its patrons will adore.
February 11th, 2019
Florida-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q can think of no better way to celebrate the New Year than with FOOD.
January 8th, 2019
Jacksonville, Florida-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q got its start as a single location on University Boulevard in 1980.
October 3rd, 2018
Florida-based, classic Southern barbecue chain – Woody’s Bar-B-Q – is pleased to announce the upcoming premiere of two new limited time offer sandwiches to its menu at participating restaurants.
August 29th, 2018
Headquartered in the South, Jacksonville, FL-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q continues to expand its presence northward with the opening of a new franchise in Yonkers, New York on Monday, August 27, 2018.
August 24th, 2018
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HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof
HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof
On the heels of a highly successful performance during a recent limited time offer campaign, Woody’s Bar-B-Q announced today that it is adding the Chopped Salmon Salad to its core menu.
August 10th, 2018
With its original location based in Jacksonville and the bulk of its restaurants in the Sunshine State, Woody’s Bar-B-Q returns its focus to its hometown with its newest franchise in the East Beltway area.
June 7th, 2018
National classic Southern barbecue chain - Woody’s Bar-B-Q - has declared 2018 “The Year of the Kids.”
April 2nd, 2018
Jacksonville, Florida-based classic Southern barbecue chain - Woody’s Bar-B-Q - is pleased to announce its new partnership with No Kid Hungry.
March 1st, 2018
Woody’s Bar-B-Q takes pride in presenting its patrons with a delicious balance of slow-smoked meats and choice of potatoes, such as French fries, tater tots, potato salad, baked sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes with gravy and more.
February 23rd, 2018
Woody’s Bar-B-Q is proud to announce that it has brought its special brand of classic southern barbecue and comfort food sides to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
January 25th, 2018
Having recently enjoyed rave reviews for its last limited time offer - featuring a choice of Pork Belly Sandwich and Dinner, Woody’s Bar-B-Q was eager to roll out its newest campaign to end 2017 with a bang.
December 1st, 2017
Woody’s Bar-B-Q® remains committed to keeping the concept fresh with regularly rotating limited time offers.
October 26th, 2017

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