Famous KC barbecue restaurant rebrands

Oklahoma Joe's, which is based in the Kansas City area, will change its name to Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que. | Courtesy of Nick Hall/Flickr
Oklahoma Joe’s, which is based in the Kansas City area and has three locations there, will change its name to Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que. | Courtesy of Nick Hall/Flickr

By the end of the year, reflecting its now totally local ties, Oklahoma Joe’s restaurant will be called Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que. Oklahoma Joe’s, which has three locations in the Kansas City area, has made several best-of lists in recent years, joining a handful of other Kansas City barbecue joints that have gained national recognition.

Jeff Stehney, co-owner with his wife, Joy, said the name change was a long-overdue acknowledgement that the restaurant lost its business roots to Oklahoma shortly after it opened its first area location in Kansas City, Kan., in 1996. Over the last three years, the company has slowly phased in the new name on various products.

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