Dinosaur meets Buffalo
blog by S.J. Velasquez • February 15, 2012 @ 9:43am
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, a Syracuse-based barbecue joint that’s been a Central New York favorite since 1988, is coming to Buffalo.
According to Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle, the “roadhouse-themed bar and restaurant” branched out to other New York cities Rochester, Harlem and Troy, and two out-of-state restaurants are slated to open in Newark, N.J. and Stamford, Conn.
Now, a Buffalo location is in the works. “That’s as far as my (expansion) plan goes,” Dinosaur CEO and co-founder John Stage told the Rochester paper.
The news of the barbecue eatery’s move to Western New York may come as a surprise, but Syracuse’s Post-Standard predicted this expansion a couple years ago. When part of the chain’s ownership shifted, paperwork from the company’s real estate consultant revealed the company’s plan to move into other major metropolitan areas, including Buffalo.
“We will never open restaurants unless we can do it right,” Stage told the Syracuse paper in 2010. “There’s no master plan to say we’re going to throw these restaurants all over the place.”
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