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Chris Wilson Sr. started his famous BBQ creations 20-years ago while working for nationally known “Famous Dave’s BBQ”. While working for Dave, Chris opened seven Famous Dave’s restaurants in seven years. During that time, he honed his creative culinary skills. He created his own coveted signature rubs and sauces that are an integral part of the LUCILLE’S BBQ experience.

In 2000, Chris moved his family back to Fort Wayne to be near his extended family - and his roots. His mission was to have a family owned, family friendly brick and mortar location. The result that emerged is LUCILLE’S BBQ - named after his wife’s, Grandmother. Lucille just plain loved good BBQ and made sure the family spent considerable time discussing and eating BBQ. LUCILLE’S BBQ opened in November 2015 at their prime location in the Empire Center (aka New York Buildings) located on the northwest side of Fort Wayne, Indiana, between Dupont and Wallen roads, on the west side of Lima Road. LUCILLES BBQ remains a great place to be for lunch or dinner. Arrive early; space is always at a premium. At LUCILLE’S BBQ, Chris, his wife, and their 5-boys are all a part of the business. They have equal roles in creating the highest quality BBQ in the Midwest. “Q” ON THE ROAD: In 2004, as a result of customer demand and opportunity, Chris expanded operations with a mobile BBQ enterprise. They operate in season throughout the Midwest at scores of local and regional venues.

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