News about the Family of BIG GUNS BBQ, Inc.
Big Guns BBQ was conceived by Bert, Judy, and Kristy Calderon, a local family with numerous years of experience in the food industry. We now have three generations of food service expertise.
Having recently moved to the S. Georgia area, relocating from S. Florida, the family decided to open a long time dream of a family oriented restaurant combining live music and fresh smoked BBQ.
Bert has worked in every aspect of the food industry from fast food to high end dining and from wholesale distribution to franchise concepts and manufacturing. His wife Judy has had over 15 years experience in serving, cooking, and restaurant mgmt. Kristy, who was brought up around the restaurant business has front and back end experience plus a number of years as an accounting professional.
Bert has also been an amateur and professional musician since 1966, having opened up for famous bands such as The Young Rascals, The Blues Project, and The Butterfield Blues Band. He has played with a number of stars as an opening act plus played motion picture rap parties with Jeff Conaway, Joe Walsh, Robert Cray, Etta James, and BB King, and Randall “Big Daddy Blues” Webster.
He has also been a regional supervisor for such chains as Lum’s Restaurants, Black Angus Restaurants, Hollywood Café, and opened up a number of Vienna Beef Chicago Style Hot Dog Restaurants. Additionally he has a vast experience in special event catering, such as the Tamiami Youth Fair, Bahia Mar Boat Show and Motion Picture Catering, having catered movies such as Police Academy, Midnight Crossing, Miami Vice, Grease, Planes, Trains, and Autos, etc.
The family, realizing what a sacrifice the restaurant industry can be, decided that the rewards outweigh the sacrifice. At Big Guns BBQ we emphasize that our customer is always our number one priority. We aim to please and spend hours each day smoking our meats slowly with hickory and oak hardwoods to give that Big Guns flavor we are quickly becoming known for. Our menu has a wide variety of smoked and open pit BBQ Pork, Ribs, Chicken, Brisket, Seafood and more plus we offer a FREE 35 item salad bar with any Lunch or Dinner entrée.
Offering a superb value, top quality product, unique recipes, some bodacious BBQ, and awesome desserts, is our surefire recipe for success. To top off our program we offer live music with such artists as Randall “Big Daddy Blues” Webster, The Pure Platinum Band w/ Lisa Watson, Corporal Boil Band, The Wailin’ Wolves Band, The Harbor Blue Band, Jimbo Smith and many others, often joined in with Big Guns Bert. We have some great jam sessions, open mic nights and are musician friendly with a PA System, guitar amps, bass amps, and drums on hand and setup.
We invite you to look at our web site, join in on our email list, take an online survey, give us your feedback, receive a weekly update of our specials, and allow us to send you special VIP Coupons and offers.
We are located at 2249 Hwy 319 S, Beachton/ Thomasville, Ga. 31792, only 4 miles North of the Fl/ Ga line on the east side of 319 (formerly JB’s Bar B Que), easily accessible from Tallhassee, Thomasville, and Cairo. Our email address is email@example.com and our web address is http://www.bigunsbbq.net . Our phones 229 377-4139/ cell 229 364-7129.
Kristy, Bert, Judy, and Evan Calderon invite you to our local family owned restaurant to enjoy a comfortable atmosphere, great BBQ, homemade recipes, and SMOKIN’ BBQ and BLUES !