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Classic Southern BBQ Chain will Offer FREE MEALS to uniformed police officers and fire fighters on November 2 at The ORIGINAL Woody’s Bar-B-Q in Jacksonville and Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Ponte Vedra Beach

Jacksonville, Fl., October 26, 2020 – As the celebration of its 40th anniversary continues, Woody’s Bar-B-Q seeks to pay tribute to local police officers and fire fighters with a “God Bless the Blue” Day at its two corporate locations on Monday, November 2. From open to close at The ORIGINAL Woody’s Bar-B-Q in Jacksonville and Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Ponte Vedra Beach, uniformed police officers and fire fighters will receive a free meal from the classic southern BBQ chain’s standard menu as thanks for their service.

“After 40 years in Jacksonville – with several more franchise locations throughout Florida – we’ve had to call upon our local firefighters and police officers for assistance on more than one occasion,” said Yolanda Mills-Mawman, President and Co-founder of Woody’s Bar-B-Q. “Not to mention the fact that a fair percentage of our customer base is made up by these brave first responders. My co-founder Woody and I would like to say thank you in the best way we know how – through the delivery of a great meal. We are so grateful for their commitment to keeping our communities safe. Woody’s Bar-B-Q has always backed the blue – our two corporate locations extend a special discount to uniformed police officers every day – 50% off dine-in orders and 20% off take-out orders. We’re hoping to see a sea of blue in both dining rooms on Monday, November 2 when their meal is on us.”

From open to close on Monday, November 2, uniformed police officers and fire fighters can visit one of the two locations below to receive their FREE MEAL* to enjoy via dine-in. For those who wish to enjoy their meal via take-out, the two locations will honor a 25% discount: 

  • The ORIGINAL Woody’s Bar-B-Q – located at 1638 University Boulevard in Jacksonville. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. To place an order for take-out, please call (904) 721-8836.
  • Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Ponte Vedra Beach – located at 226 Solana Road in Ponte Vedra Beach. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. To place an order to take-out, please call (904) 280-1110.

In addition to FREE MEALS for uniformed officers and fire fighters, Woody’s Bar-B-Q will be selling “God Bless the Blue” t-shirts for $14.99 each. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police Foundation and Jacksonville’s Local 122 Florida Fire Fighters for their Muscular Dystrophy “Fill the Boot” Donor Drive. God Bless the Blue t-shirts can be purchased online at or in store at the Jacksonville/University Boulevard and Ponte Vedra Beach locations. Prior to the “God Bless the Blue” event, Woody’s Bar-B-Q has made community outreach a large part of its 40th anniversary celebration. Earlier this year, the company delivered 100 sandwich meals to UF Health to feed frontline healthcare workers during the onset of COVID-19 and earlier this month, Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Ponte Vedra Beach hosted an event to benefit the Tim Tebow Foundation – raising $6,000 for its Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry. To learn more about Woody’s Bar-B-Q, please visit

 * Free meals for uniformed police officers and fire fighters include sandwich and side, dinner and two sides, or entrée salad. Only one meal per officer/fire fighter, please. Dine-in only.

 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

Media Contact:    Crystal O’Neil – Marketing Coordinator| Woody’s Bar-B-Q | 904-992-0556 x 10 |