Collin County barbecue favorite Hutchins BBQ is in expansion mode: The veteran McKinney restaurant will open a second location in Frisco this month, at 9225 Preston Rd., in the old Randy White's space. To celebrate, Hutchins is hosting a bash on September 20 from noon-3 pm, featuring barbecue and live music.
Hutchins is an old-timer that got a boost in 2013 when it was one of seven Dallas-Fort Worth barbecue restaurants to earn a spot on Texas Monthly's list of the best barbecue in Texas. It also recently drew raves at the magazine's 2014 TMBBQ Festival in Austin.
"We can't wait to bring our friendly Hutchins service and great barbecue to Frisco," says pitmaster Tim Hutchins. "Our family has put a great amount of care into our restaurant for over 30 years, and we are excited for the city of Frisco to be able to experience our excellent BBQ."
The menu at the Frisco outlet will mirror the original, with smoked St. Louis ribs, brisket, house-made sausage and vegetable sides.
Hutchins was originally known as Roy's Smokehouse in 1978 when it was a small space connected to founder Roy Hutchins' home. In 1991, the restaurant opened in its current location off Tennessee Street in McKinney. Hutchins retired 15 years later, leaving the business to his son Tim and general manager Dustin Blackwell, who've worked together as co-owners since 2005. Dustin heads day-to-day operations; Tim is pitmaster.