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Lockhart’s BBQ Plots Detroit Expansion

The Texas-style brisket slinger is going fast-casual

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Texas-style barbecue destination Lockhart’s BBQ is once again in expansion mode. The metro Detroit mini chain is currently eyeing a spot in Cass Corridor to launch another full-service outpost, Crain’s reports. If Lockhart’s owners seal the deal, the restaurant would be located in The District Detroit — a forthcoming residential and entertainment area surrounding the Little Caesar’s Arena and headquarters.

It would be the third full-scale barbecue restaurant for Lockhart’s, which expanded last year from Royal Oak to a second location in Lake Orion. Partners Drew Cioria and Rick Ghersi are also apparently in the process of launching a fast-casual barbecue brand as well called Lockhart’s BBQ Shack, with restaurants potentially headed to Wixom and Northville. The Shacks would have a smaller footprint than Lockhart’s main restaurants at around 3,000-square-feet with prices to match. Cioria and Ghersi hope to open between two and three Lockhart’s BBQ Shacks over the next two years.

Lockhart's BBQ Team Plans District Detroit Restaurant, Fast-Casual Additions [Crain’s]

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