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Red’s True Barbecue Heads for Headingley

April 2, 2014 | Students  

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Red’s True Barbecue will be opening up a new restaurant in July, taking up residence at the old Macy’s Grill site on Otley Road, Headingley, creating 30 new jobs. This follows in the footsteps of their first hugely successful restaurant in Leeds city centre, near the Corn Exchange. Launched in September 2012, it pulls in around 17,000 customers every month, serving more than 16 tonnes of meat.

The 1,300 sq ft restaurant is set to benefit from a £375,000 refit, and will feature 50 covers with a potential for additional outside seating. Knowing how much students love barbecue, you’ve got to wonder if that’ll be enough!

Red’s is a meat lover’s dream come true, slow-cooking dry-rubbed cuts of pork, chicken, beef, and sausage in custom-built Oklahoman smokers for up to 23 hours, infusing the meat with the flavours of hickory and fruit wood. If Man v. Food came to Leeds, this would be their first stop.

James Douglas, co-founder of Red’s, said, “We’re fortunate enough that our first restaurant is still incredibly busy 18-months on; there’s a real taste for true barbecue in Leeds. Customers have often asked us to expand, so we’re excited that we can finally answer those prayers. Headingley has always had a great hub of independent restaurants and bars, and we believe that Red’s will compliment what’s already here, and help continue to build the local area’s reputation for a great day and night out.” 

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