Local barbecue brand 4 Rivers Smokehouse will be opening a new location in Downtown Middleton, a new development in The Villages. It will be the chain’s 9th area store.
“4 Rivers Smokehouse began with the launch of the “Barbecue Ministry” in 2004, when John hosted a cookout fundraiser to support a local family whose young daughter was battling cancer,” the official website states. “This one event resulted in a passion for supporting local schools, churches, and charitable organizations, and a few years later, smoking thousands of pounds of meat out of a garage just wouldn’t cut it anymore.”
The Orlando Business Journal, who broke the news, adds that Downtown Middleton will also add “a grocery store, a bank, a fuel and convenience store as well as a pharmacy. These will be in addition to dining concepts including a sports bar, a family gastro pub, a family Italian restaurant, a pizzeria, and a breakfast and lunch restaurant, among others.”
Readers unfamiliar with the growing brand can expect a classic menu featuring brisket, sausage, pulled pork and even vegan options.
No opening date has been set.