Billy Sims BBQ - Claremore, OK

Billy Sims BBQ in Claremore offers a variety of slow-smoked barbecued meats and more.  Try one of the barbecue dinners, including meat, two side orders, "Okie" toast, pepper, red onion, and a pickle spear.  Meat choices include chopped or sliced beef brisket, pulled pork, bologna, smoked turkey breast, hot links, ribs, Polish sausage, and smoked chicken breast.  Billy Sims BBQ also features two-, three- and four-meat combos, as well as barbecue sandwiches featuring the meats, mentioned previously.

Side orders offered at Billy Sims BBQ include potato salad, green beans, corn on the cob, barbecue beans, a garden salad, and more.  Try a loaded baked potato stuffed with the meat of your choice, or enjoy a Frito chili pie, complete with cheese and onions.  On the menu, you'll also find a polish sausage or hot link hot dog topped with chili, cheese, and onions.  Billy Sims BBQ also offers a kid's menu with choices including a bologna sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich, and Frito chili pie.

Billy's Football Career

Billy Sims is an accomplished athlete and successful entrepreneur whose career highlights include numerous high school, collegiate, and professional records that still stand today. Sims’ athletic career began at Hooks, Texas where Sims’ high school football performance gained national attention. It was here that Sims’ talent as a running back began to materialize. Sims was highly recruited by many universities, but Sims would ultimately choose the University of Oklahoma.

Under the guidance of Coach Barry Switzer at the University of Oklahoma, Sims was the national leading rusher and scorer and was also the recipient of the coveted Heisman Trophy. Sims entered the NFL draft in 1980 and was the number one overall draft pick going to the Detroit Lions. He was named NFL Rookie of the Year and contributed to a winning 9-7 season for the Lions versus a 2-14 season the year prior. After becoming injured, Sims ultimately retired from professional football in 1985.

Where it all Began

Outside of football, Sims also has a passion for barbecue. In the early 2000s, Sims met current business partner, entrepreneur, and retail expert, Jeff Jackson. They met while jointly working on marketing campaigns for major retail apparel brands. Both Sims and Jackson are from regions known for great barbecue. Seeing how much Sims enjoyed visiting with and serving his fans, Jackson knew the two had to work together on a joint venture.

Franchise Growth

Celebrating its 15th year, Billy Sims Barbecue is a 40+ unit, Tulsa-based fast-casual concept serving premium barbecue and traditional sides. Billy Sims Barbecue is one of the top fast-casual barbecue restaurants in the U.S. Operating in seven states, the Billy Sims Barbecue franchise system continues to grow at a steady pace and is actively seeking franchisees for multi-unit deals in states throughout the country.

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