Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Whole Hog Café, a Little Rock, Ark.-based barbecue chain, will open its first Northeast restaurant in South Jersey this winter. The restaurant will be located at 2321 Route 70 West in Cherry Hill, N.J.
“We are excited to bring Arkansas’ world champion barbecue to Cherry Hill. The site has strong demographics and traffic counts and we expect to draw diners from the surrounding New Jersey submarkets as well as a significant contingent from the Philadelphia side,” president of Whole Hog Café Chris Maynes.
Whole Hog currently has 13 restaurants in four states — Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and New Mexico. Menu specialties include pork loin, beef brisket, barbecue nachos, smoked sausage and a pulled-pork sandwich topped with cole slaw.