Jerry Lawler Opens New BBQ Restaurant in Cordova

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - The king of Memphis wrestling is now trying to become the king of Memphis barbecue. King Jerry Lawler's Memphis Barbeque Company officially opened on Monday.
 
The restaurant is located on Germantown Parkway in Cordova and will serve up traditional Memphis favorites like pulled pork and ribs, along with some unique items, like sweet potato waffle fries with powdered sugar and syrup.
 
Lawler says becoming a part of the Memphis barbecue scene is exciting for him because he loves a good challenge.
 
"Memphis is famous for barbecue. There are some great barbecue restaurants in Memphis and we just want everyone to come out. As I've said, we're accepting the challenge," says Lawler. "We want everyone to come out and try it and see how we rank in there."
 
Lawler tells us there has already been international interest in the new restaurant and could see the eatery becoming a chain in the future.
 

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