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HQ for Classic Southern BBQ Franchise Company Assumes Ownership of Popular Clay County Restaurant

Woodys Bar-B-Q of Green Cove Springs will serve as a test kitchen and full-service restaurant - Sept 2021Jacksonville, Fl., September 21, 2021 – The co-founders of Woody’s Bar-B-Q – Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman are proud to announce that they have acquired Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Green Cove Springs – located at 1301 N. Orange Ave.  Corporate HQ already owns the original location of their classic Southern BBQ concept – located at 1638 University Boulevard in Jacksonville, Fl., as well as their designated corporate training location and full-service restaurant – situated at 226 Solana Road in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. It also holds the lease at Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Fernandina Beach – located at 474323 E. State Road 200. Whereas the original Jacksonville location maintains sentimental value, the Ponte Vedra Beach location trains incoming franchisees and the Fernandina Beach location is poised for sale, the Green Cove Springs location will serve as a test kitchen while continuing to perform as a full-service restaurant for its patrons.

“Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Green Cove Springs first opened in 2012, and has enjoyed great success under two owners in all the years since,” said Yolanda Mills-Mawman, President and COO of Woody’s Bar-B-Q. “In all that time, it has built a loyal following among local patrons – making it the ideal location for us to test new recipes and share samples of prospective limited time offers ahead of their systemwide rollout. For instance, right now, we’re wrapping up our Amigos Taco Trio at participating locations in our system. The patrons at Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Green Cove Springs would have been among the first people in Florida to try them. We think that’s a really cool designation for this location, and we’re looking to the good people of Clay County to help guide our menu offerings going forward.”

In its role as a full-service restaurant, Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Green Cove Springs will continue to honor its Kids Eat Free Mondays that have been such a hit with its loyal patrons and plans to introduce some new weekly specials to the mix. Augmenting its tried-and-true menu of Woody’s Signature Baby Back Ribs, Bar-B-Q Pork, Grilled Prime Rib, Texas Beef Brisket, Sloppy Woody Sandwich and more, the Clay County restaurant offers a full-service bar, dining room, online ordering, delivery and a 10% discount to active-duty U.S. military members and veterans. Under the management of Woody’s Bar-B-Q Corporate, it will soon roll out catering services for tailgate parties, birthday celebrations, office parties, holiday gatherings and more. Corporate is also planning a renovation of the restaurant’s interior in keeping with the updated new look of the 41-year-old brand.

In addition to the four Corporate Woody’s Bar-B-Q locations, the BBQ chain also boasts a dozen franchise locations in Florida – with a sole Northern standout in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Green Cove Springs is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Takeout orders can be placed online or called into 904-284-1014. To learn more about Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Green Cove Springs, please visit

About Woody’s Bar-B-Q®: After opening their first Woody’s Bar-B-Q in 1980, partners Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman have spent nearly four decades setting the “bar” higher for classic Southern barbecue. From the humble beginnings of just one location in Jacksonville, Florida, a shared passion for barbecue, and a dog-eared collection of recipes, Mills and Mawman have grown the Woody’s Bar-B-Q brand to locations reaching from the Deep South where barbecue is king to the Northeast and Midwestern fronts. Perhaps best known for their legendary melt-in-your-mouth slow-smoked Signature Baby Back Ribs, Woody’s has also built quite a following among patrons with their secret recipe barbecue sauces and meats, as well as their freshly prepared comfort food-inspired side dishes. Individuals who wish to learn more about becoming a Woody’s Bar-B-Q franchisee are encouraged to visit