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Rudy’s Bar-B-Cue keeps expanding in East Valley

January 25th, 2021 SanTan Sun News
Rudy’s Bar-B-Cue keeps expanding in East Valley


Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Cue, which made its first foray in Arizona by opening a restaurant in Chandler, is growing.

In the 1800’s, Max Aue developed the small community of Leon Springs, in the Texas Hill Country outside of San Antonio. In 1929, Max’s son, Rudolph, opened a gas station, garage and grocery store.

In 1989, Barbecue was added to the Country Store and Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q was founded. Today, Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q, has expanded throughout the southwest with the same original recipes that made Rudy’s Leon Springs famous.

Rudy’s brought their Real Texas Bar-B-Q to Arizona in 2012, settling first in Chandler at 7300 W. Chandler Blvd. and eventually opening a second eatery in Goodyear. Now it also has opened a third establishment at 1733 N. Higley Road in Gilbert.

Rudy’s features a broad menu of Bar-B-Q favorites such as brisket, turkey and ribs. The meat is wood-fired with oak, a slower burning wood as opposed to mesquite.

Rudy’s opens daily at 7 p.m. and serves made-to-order and grab-and-go breakfast tacos.

The Rudy’s model is very similar to a meat market, so customers order as much or as little as they want, satisfying the individual or even the largest group. Family and group meal plans are also available for a family dinner, office lunch or game day party. Catering is offered for groups of 100 or more.

“We have really enjoyed sharing our southern hospitality and oak smoked Bar-B-Q to the folks of Arizona”, said Area Director Andy Jenne, “And we hope to keep expanding into other areas over the next few year.”

The store also sells Rudy’s signature “Sause” and Rub.