Redneck BBQ Lab is no longer moving into Old North State Food Hall
Posted June 25, 2020 3:08 p.m. EDT
Updated June 25, 2020 4:36 p.m. EDT
Benson, N.C. — The Redneck BBQ Lab will not be one of the tenants at an upcoming Johnston County food hall.
"Unfortunately, we were not able to come to mutually agreeable terms with Redneck BBQ Lab and are currently in conversations with several other potential BBQ vendors," said Larry Lane, who operates the upcoming Old North State Food Hall.
In December, Redneck BBQ Lab was announced as one of the first tenants in the upcoming food hall.
Redneck BBQ Lab owners posted on the restaurant's Facebook page Thursday that the food hall had requested they change their name to one that included "BBQ + lab + THEIR food hall name."
WRAL has asked Lane for comment on Redneck BBQ's claim but has not heard back.
Redneck BBQ Lab, which has a location at 12101 NC Highway 210 in Benson, has won the WRAL.com Voters' Choice Award for best barbecue for the past three years.