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Published: Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 7:46 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 6:05 AM
— A locally owned and independent barbecue restaurant is now open, bringing new life to the venerable former Cadillac Jack’s Bar & Grill space in the Skyway Plaza in Fairborn.
Crossroads BBQ & More moved across town from its previous location at 1888 Colonel Glenn Highway and planned to open “softly” on Tuesday April 23, at 11 56 Kauffman Ave., co-founder and co-owner Jason McGee told this news outlet late Monday.
“This is a perfect location for us,” McGee said. “It opens up a whole new opportunity for us to fulfill the vision I’ve had for the restaurant.”
The original Crossroads BBQ & More location had a seating capacity of about 50. The new restaurant seats about 100 inside and another 40 on the patio, “so we almost tripled our seating,” McGee said.
The restaurant is still hiring and will employ about 20, its co-owner said. During the soft opening, delivery will not be available, but will be added in the coming weeks, he said.
Plans call for hosting live music and special events such as car shows, bike shows, cornhole tournaments, trivia and karaoke. Lottery and keno also will return soon, McGee said. The restaurant still has exterior signage and bar chairs that reflect the Cadillac Jack’s and Caddy’s Tap House names, but that will change over time, the Crossroads owner said.
The restaurant’s kitchen hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. The bar will stay open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and until midnight Sunday through Thursday.
For more information, call (937) 873-2103 or check out the Crossroads BBQ & More Facebook page.
***ORIGINAL STORY (Feb. 7, 2019)***
The owner of Crossroads BBQ & More has found a new home across town.
The former home of the last remaining Cadillac Jack’s Sports Bar & Grill at 1156 Kauffman Ave. in the Skyway Plaza in Fairborn will be the new home of Crossroads BBQ & More, which was located at 1888 Colonel Glenn Highway.
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“We are very excited to announce that we will be moving to a bigger location,” Crossroads BBQ owner Jason McGee said on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
McGee, a Fairborn native, and his wife Lauren opened Crossroads BBQ & More in 2014.
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Crossroads offers not only the traditional barbecue menu of smoked meats such as brisket, ribs, pulled pork and pulled chicken, but also burgers, wings, subs and pizza.