Smoke & Spice Southern Barbeque set to open plcae in Sarnia

January 26, 2017 - bbq set

New life, and a new grill brand, are finally being breathed into a aged Montana’s grill building on Exmouth Street.

Smoke Spice Southern Barbeque is set to open adult a initial Sarnia plcae during a former Montana’s as early as this August, reliable James Currie, co-owner and executive of operations for CM Hospitality.

Currie and his business partner – who is a wordless financier – recently sealed a authorization for a Exmouth Street building located in a Lambton Mall parking lot. They’re set to take possession of a space on May 1 to concede for 3 months of renovations.

About $650,000 is approaching to be spent on uninformed décor and new kitchen apparatus for a grill building that’s now sat empty for some-more than dual years.

“We fume all of a possess beef in a restaurant, so we’ll have to build a possess further onto a behind to residence a smokers since they don’t fit into a restaurant,” pronounced Currie, who only recently acquired a Smoke Spice code with his partner by a squeeze of a strange grill in Windsor.

That award-winning grill – handling now for 8 years – has been featured on a Food Network TV uncover You Gotta Eat Here! Its food has also picked adult tip honours during informal rib competitions.

The menu facilities grill staples like smoked ribs, duck wings and pulled pig all served adult in a “down-home” grill atmosphere where waitstaff wear jeans and T-shirts.

The restaurant’s menu and judgment now appealed to Currie who recently motionless it was time to have his possess code after 37 years operative in a grill industry.

“I was looking for a grill that in my eyes was brandable – something that would fit right opposite a country, something that’s comfortable,” he said.

“There unequivocally isn’t any form of grill like (Smoke Spice) out there anywhere, and a food is amazing. It’s something we consider will sell right opposite a country.”

Plans are to eventually authorization a code opposite Canada, though first, Currie pronounced a Sarnia plcae needs to get adult and running.

He anticipates during slightest 60 people will need to be hired to staff a Sarnia location, that he expects will be a “bit bigger than Windsor.”

When asked because he chose Sarnia for his second location, Currie pronounced it’s “where we wish to be.”

“Our grill will do good in a smaller communities. We’re not going to go into Toronto. It doesn’t seem like a right place for us to be.”

Currie – who’s formed out of Barrie – got his start in a grill attention as a 15-year-old cooking burgers during a Harvey’s location. He worked his approach adult a ranks by opposite grill bondage to eventually manage 21 restaurants.

Currie pronounced a recipe for grill success is simple: a people.

“Whether it be your guest entrance in a front doorway or your employees, they’re both equally critical in my eyes,” he said.

“We can build a building and move in a food and have anything prepared to go, though if we don’t take caring of all of your people, afterwards you’re not going to succeed.”

For some-more information about Smoke Spice, Currie can be reached during

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