Started by three friends who had little money and even less restaurant experience, Sticky Fingers Smokehouse is celebrating its 20th anniversary as it begins celebrations in its 16 locations in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.
Recognized for serving some of the best hickory-smoked barbecue in the Southeast and creating award-winning barbecue sauce sold in 5,000 retail locations across the country, Sticky Fingers has enhanced its menu and will offer food specials for its customers throughout the year in honor of the anniversary.
“It’s our customers who have made this 20-year milestone possible. It’s amazing to have people who are as passionate about Sticky Fingers as we are,” said Brenda McConhathy, operating partner, Sticky Fingers, Chattanooga. “We remain true to our original founders’ ideals of great customer service, reasonable prices and having a passion for ‘fall-off-the-bone delicious’ ribs, pulled pork barbecue and chicken.”
The first location, opened in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., in 1992, remains the flagship store for Sticky Fingers. That’s where the five barbecue sauces – Memphis Original, Carolina Classic, Tennessee Whiskey, Carolina Sweet and Habañero Hot – came to life. The sweet smell of hickory wood permeates through each restaurant as all of the smoked meats are still slow cooked on-site in barbecue pits and watched closely by our resident pit masters.
“It is that continued commitment to tradition and authenticity that makes our restaurants and signature barbecue sauces so popular,” said Ms. McConhathy.
Sticky Fingers Smokehouse has two locations in Chattanooga: 420 Broad St. and 2031Hamilton Place Blvd. The restaurants were opened in 1997 and 2000, respectively.
To celebrate the 20 years, Sticky Fingers is offering dining specials each month on the 20th through next year March 2013. The special deal on July 20th will be the Barbecue Trio for the 1992 price of $10.99.In addition, over 20 new items have been added to its menu offering more deluxe burgers including the ‘Seriously Sticky Burger’, a variety of new vegetable choices and several new desserts. For the first time, seafood entree selections of catfish and shrimp are new to the expanded menu. Guests can enjoy stand-alone seafood items or pair them with the Sticky Fingers’ famous ribs or served high as a southern favorite, Catfish Po Boy.The revised menu also reflects the tradition the founders had of offering the very best selection of made-from-scratch menu items using only the highest quality ingredients. Our chefs whip up menu items by hand and prepare them daily, in-house at each location.
For a list of upcoming specials, locations and menu options join the Stick-E-Club online at www.stickyfingers.com/sf-signup.html, or log onto www.stickyfingers.com or www.facebook.com/StickyFingersSmokehouse.
About Sticky Fingers:
Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., Sticky Fingers is a unique barbecue smokehouse concept with 16 locations in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. Sticky Fingers specializes in high quality barbecue and comfort food and offers five signature barbecue sauces – Memphis Original, Carolina Classic, Tennessee Whiskey, Carolina Sweet and Habañero Hot. In addition to its core restaurant business, the company has generated successful catering, online mail order and retail barbecue sauce businesses. Sticky Fingers offers guests monthly offers and updates through its StickEClub. For Sticky Fingers locations, menu, takeout, barbecue sauces, online shipping, recipes and more, visit www.stickyfingers.com.