Where it all began…

R&R BBQ started as a food truck in December 2010. Starting in the winter allowed us to get all the kinks worked out before launching into the busy summer season. After running the food truck and building a client base for 2 years, I decided to open R&R BBQ Restaurant. We opened in December 2012 on Seneca St. in Elma. Again, opening in the winter allowed us to get organized and train the new staff members before another crazy busy summer season. Opening the restaurant also boosted our catering sales and continued to bring in new customers from different parts of WNY. After 4 years in Elma, it was time to move to a location with a larger kitchen. We settled on Harlem Rd, Cheektowaga and opened in December 2016. We had a great winter there, busier than we’d ever been and we were setting up to have the busiest summer yet! Spring and summer came and we were going non stop. The restaurant was serving lunches and dinners, the food truck was out 2 or sometimes 3 times a day and we were turning away catering orders because we had too many on one day! Things were going great! Then in August 2017 we had a devastating fire. Virtually everything inside the restaurant was lost and the building itself suffered terrible damage. Right in the middle of an insanely busy week, everything stopped. All food truck services had to be cancelled, catering orders had to be cancelled and refunded and the restaurant would be closed indefinitely. I had a lot of support and offers of assistance from fellow food truck owners, restaurant owners, family and friends but really there wasn’t much anyone could do at that point. It took several months to make a new plan (and get it approved by the town) but finally there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Everything happens for a reason and good things can come from terrible situations. I was given lots of time to analyze the last 7 years of running the business and I thought of the best way to move forward. I knew that I needed to downsize. It was time to let the food truck go to another eager entrepreneur, ready to make their dreams a reality and the restaurant would be a thing of the past. Finally, I found a great space right on Main St. in Eden and from the first time I walked in to the empty space, I could picture it as the next spot for R&R. Walls were repainted, the floor refinished, new walls put up, new counter installed and a whole brand new shiny kitchen was put in! This is the new R&R BBQ Catering! Specializing in pick up or drop off catering for all types of events! Tent service, pig roasts and lunch box deliveries are also available. I’m so appreciative of all the customers over the years for their patronage and allowing me to make a living doing something I love. I also need to thank my friends and family for being so supportive through all the ups and downs. I’m so excited to be starting this next chapter!

Renee Allen, Owner



8750 S. Main Street
Suite 104, Eden, NY 14057

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